11,000 sign petition to clear homeless from Santa Ana River Trail; state of emergency considered – Orange County Register

Frustrated over miles of homeless encampments on the Santa Ana River Trail, nearly 11,000 citizens have signed a petition demanding back their national recreation site, and officials are considering a state of emergency.

The emergency task force, Anaheim Councilwoman Kris Murray states, would become effective immediately after approval and stipulate a 30-day deadline to relocate the homeless.

The “massive community triage,” as Murray describes it, would be designed to include volunteers, the County of Orange, nonprofits, the faith community, as well as state and federal agencies.

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