Jon Baird

Fencing Goes Up Along Riverbeds to Deter Homeless in OC

August 30, 2018 - 12:45 pm

(KNX 1070) -  Orange County leaders are going full speed ahead with their plan to install extra fencing to try to keep the homeless out of the flood control channels.  

Hundreds of people were moved out of the Santa Ana Riverbed months ago and authorities want to make sure they don’t get back in.

Some residents applaud it while others insist it won’t work. Homeless advocates are livid. 

Orange County is installing secure fencing along the county’s flood control channels to prevent homeless encampments in Garden Grove, Santa Ana and Westminster.

Twenty-four sites have already been upgraded with taller, more secure fencing at flood control access points.

Additional fencing improvement sites in Santa Ana are scheduled.

KNX reporter Jon Baird:

This story is developing.

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