Unpacking Sacramento’s Measure O and Homeless Enforcement | Ironman Triathlon Race
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About 140 unhoused people live in tents and vehicles at the X Street safe ground site near Southside Park in Sacramento under the W/X freeway.
Chris Nichols / CapRadio
The debate surrounding Sacramento’s Measure O, aimed at increasing the ability to clear homeless encampments in the city while increasing shelter space, followed by CapRadio analysis. The Ironman California triathlon takes place in Sacramento over the weekend.
Unpacking Sacramento's Measure O
9,278. That's the conservative estimate of people experiencing homelessness in Sacramento County according to the most recent point-in-time count. It's a crisis that has worsened in recent years, exacerbated by the pandemic and the rising cost of living, leading to more people living and dying on our streets, as well as mounting frustration from residents and businesses. Out of that frustration in Sacramento came Measure O, an ordinance on the city's ballot which would compel the city officials to clear homeless encampments and increase shelter space. But even if this passes, the measure is contingent on the city's ability to scale up shelter space and reach a legally binding agreement with the county. We're going to hear from the most outspoken voices for and against Measure O. Daniel Conway is the chair of the "Yes on O" Campaign. And Sacramento City Councilmember Katie Valenzuela is one of the strongest voices on the "No on O" campaign.
Emergency Shelter and Enforcement Act of 2022
CapRadio reporter Chris Nichols who coverers housing and homelessness in Sacramento, provides an analysis of the arguments made by Councilmember Katie Valenzuela and Daniel Conway about Measure O, also known as the “Emergency Shelter and Enforcement Act of 2022.”
Around 4,000 triathletes are expected to participate in the California IronMan challenge this weekend in Sacramento. Around 4,000 triathletes are expected to participate in the California IronMan challenge this weekend in Sacramento. The course is not for the faint of heart but only for those willing to persevere through 140+ miles of swimming, bicycling, and running. Tim Brosious is the regional director for The IRONMAN Group and joined Insight to break down the course and provide a preview of what spectators can expect from the triathlon.