February 23, 2024
A plan for Sunbreak Ranch in Miramar by Davy Structure.

Former San Diego Mayor and now San Diego County Supervisor candidate Kevin Faulconer has endorsed the Sunbreak Ranch homeless shelter idea.

Sunbreak Ranch could be a big tent complicated presumably situated in Miramar or Otay Mesa that would supply native homeless people with housing and assist companies.

“I’m endorsing the Sunbreak Ranch idea as a result of it would assist get folks off the streets, away from open-air drug markets, and into the assistance they want,” Faulconer stated in his endorsement on Dec. 7.

Sunbreak Ranch was proposed in 2017 by artist George Mullen philanthropist Brian Caster. It has developed right into a non-partisan, all-volunteer effort with quite a few endorsements, together with philanthropist Malin Burnham, basketball nice Invoice Walton, county Supervisors Jim Desmond and Joel Anderson, and former U.S. Lawyer Robert Brewer.

However the plan has additionally drawn criticism, with Voice of San Diego describing it as “farfetched” and amounting to an “internment camp” for homeless.

Mullen stated in an electronic mail to supporters that the plan “stays the one viable strategy to lastly assist our homeless brothers and sisters” and has “broad public assist” with each Democrats and Republicans on board.

He stated Sunbreak Ranch supporters are honored that the previous mayor has “enthusiastically joined our effort to finish the homeless humanitarian disaster that’s ravaging our area.”