Lies, fucking lies and statistics | Crusher | San Luis Obispo

Did you hear the good news? SLO County’s homeless population is down 2%! It’s true! Since the last SLO County Homeless Point-in-Time Count and Survey (aka—PIT Count) in 2019, 35 fewer people were counted as homeless. God bless you 35 lucky Americans! So how many millions are we spending on this tragedy?

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In 2019, the county got $4.8 million from a one-time state grant. Did they just give $137,142 each to the 35 people? They probably could have reduced the homelessness of 96 people by simply giving $50,000 to each. I mean, what we’re doing isn’t working…at all. In fact, I seriously doubt the new count is accurate.

Community volunteers conduct the count, which county officials say was delayed by COVID-19[feminine]. Homeless Services Division Program Manager George Solis admitted it was “a difficult time to get an accurate count”. Local shelters had closures and reduced capacity due to COVID, the county had “problems” finding volunteers, and they “couldn’t match previously unhosted/currently unhosted volunteers with volunteers to act as than guides”.

“It’s an important aspect of the count: we rely on the knowledge of the peer guides,” said Solis, to show the volunteers where the homeless people are, because despite what many think, they are not all in the center. -town. SLO aggressively begging.

What I mean is this: there’s a good chance there are more, not fewer, homeless people in SLO County now than there were in 2019. Not only that, but the PIT count has was done in February, and we’re getting those numbers now. Somehow Santa Barbara County managed to publish their PIT account in a month, but it took SLO County five months? Why?

Solis was quick to say, “Not that!” He instead dumped the county’s “outside supplier” Applied survey research under the bus for the delay: “Our data is processed outside the county,” he said.

Where? In the slowest county? The 2019 PIT Count found 1,483 people without homes. This year, 1,448 were counted. On a related note, two months ago, on June 21, officials unveiled the SLO County Plan to Address Homelessness, a five-year plan that aims to halve homelessness by 2027. Be warned, this plan is enacted about four years after the previous plan to “end homelessness” expired, like, completely! How did that happen ? Maybe in 2031 they will announce a plan to reduce homelessness by a quarter. Sigh.

Speaking of numbers and counts, it seems that the recount – demanded by Paso Robles resident Darcia Stebbens and approved by the local Republican Party—ballots SLO County Elections has finally discovered the smoking gun of voter fraud they knew was there … Oh, wait. No matter. With 25% of the hand count completed, exactly no votes have changed. In other words, Archivist Clerk Elaina Cano seems to have a 100% accuracy rate in counting elections.

That should finally put an end to all the paranoid Conservative claims of stolen elections, shouldn’t it?

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! You can’t stop mad conspiracies, and denial is not just a river in Africa. These weirdos need to either quit smoking weed or start! Probably start.

Do you use cannabis? It’s legal, baby, and if you’re a user, chances are you’re buying it legally from a dispensary. If you’re in SLO Town, you’re probably going to Megan’s Organic Market Where SLOCal Rootstwo local brick-and-mortar stores that have won contracts from a city that terminated the contract with natural healing center because its “former” owner, Helios Dayspring (he transferred ownership to his girlfriend, which was totally legit, right?), was arrested for bribing a county supervisor (who later committed suicide) and having deceived him IRS on millions of taxes. Oops!

Thanks to a plea deal, poor (actually, super-rich) Helios will do two years in federal prison, and what nobility in SLO Town to refuse to do business with this criminal…except according to a court statement that he drafted as part of Natural Healing Center’s lawsuit against the city, Helios says he funded your favorite mom-and-pop pot stores Megan’s and SLOCal Roots. That’s right, doping. According to Helios, your marijuana purchases can be attributed to known bribery and tax evasion.

So many questions, right? According to his version of the story, the SLO Police Service actually recommended the city not give the Natural Healing Center a license to operate based on Helios’ background check, but the city did it anyway… well, until the city revoked it when Helios pleaded guilty. The documents claim that Helios loaned (invested?) $800,000 to Megan’s in February 2019 and $1 million to SLOCal Roots in March 2019, and the documents seem to suggest that there were management agreements between the companies and that Helios acquired (or could have acquired?) ownership interests in both.

Megan’s and SLOCal Roots dispute Helios’ statement. Owner of SLOCal Roots Austen Connelle claimed he took the loan but Helios didn’t pay the full million (just five figures, not seven, he says), then he and his partners tore up the whole contract as soon as they found out that Helios was a crook (as if they didn’t know that before!). And Megan’s attorney has a similar story.

I’m sorry… but it still stinks.

What is the city ​​of San Luis Obispo know and when? Cannabis dispensary applicants are required to disclose their funding sources to the city as part of their application process. Well, it turns out those deals with Helios were signed just a month after the application window closed. How’s that for the timing? ! But SLO City Attorney Christine Dietrick says she has concluded there is no harm, no fault. She seems more interested in beating the Natural Healing Center (NHC) in court and ending the dispensary battle once and for all.

“I would like to note that it is interesting that Mr. Dayspring continues to be an active participant in NHC’s litigation,” Dietrick told us via email, “while NHC and Dayspring vehemently assert that he has no continuing interest or control of NHC, other than as the owner of the building.”

Very interesting indeed! Δ

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