Michael McConnell


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At the beginning of 2017, Mayor Kevin Faulconer declared homelessness his “number one social service priority” at the annual State of the City address. A year later, however, the homeless situation is worse than ever. more

Jan 10, 2018 10:17 AM Opinion 1 Comments


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It seems like a new effort to tackle homelessness in San Diego is being announced monthly. With the different terminology, crossover and multiple agencies and entities coordinating the initiatives—keeping track of all of them and if/how they work tog more

May 3, 2017 10:34 AM Opinion 1 Comments


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On Jan. 12, Mayor Kevin Faulconer delivered the annual State of the City address, in which he discussed the ongoing homelessness crisis in San Diego and the city’s plans to address it. more

Feb 15, 2017 11:45 AM Opinion 8 Comments

As the Nov. 8 election approaches, San Diego is engaged in a debate over whether to raise the hotel tax in order to pay for a new Chargers football stadium in downtown’s East Village. more

Oct 12, 2016 12:00 AM Opinion


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There are tents constructed by our homeless neighbors going up everywhere in downtown San Diego. Residents, business owners, police officers and elected officials are all frustrated and pulled in different directions trying to "solve" the ... more

Aug 15, 2016 12:00 AM Opinion


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I talk to a lot of people about homelessness, and I’m often told that “these people” want to be homeless. This is a myth. more

Jul 13, 2016 12:00 AM Opinion


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What does it take to end veteran homelessness? A lot of coordinated effort and comprehensive data… more

Jun 8, 2016 12:00 AM Opinion

Homelessness—what if it was you experiencing it, or your brother, sister, mother, father, friend? What if you saw the plight of our vulnerable neighbors every day as you left your warm and safe downtown condo? more

May 3, 2016 12:00 AM Opinion

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