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Mayor Steinberg Responds To Criticism Over Homelessness

Capital Public Radio

Sacramento Mayor Darrel Steinberg on Insight Nov. 2, 2017.

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On Insight with Beth Ruyak, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg responded to criticism over the city's response to homelessness. A recent survey revealed the number of people without shelter in Sacramento surged 85 percent since 2015. Steinberg campaigned on addressing homeless issues.

"Okay, it’s taken some months. And frankly, it’s going to take a couple years, I think, for people to see a demonstrable difference," Steinberg said. "But $118 million dollars of new capacity? That’s, in part, what I was hired to do. And in the end, people should judge me on whether or not we put those resources to the right use."

That pot of money includes a $64 million dollar federal Whole Person Care grant awarded this spring, plus a pending request for Sacramento County to divert $54 million dollars of Proposition 63 money.

Cody Drabble

Insight Producer and On-Air Director

Cody Drabble learned to love public radio growing up in San Francisco with KQED on every morning during breakfast. In addition to producing and directing the live broadcast of Insight each morning, he also fills in as guest host for Beth Ruyak.   Read Full Bio 

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