Hannah Trumbull is a community organizer and writer who lives in a co-op in Piedmont, CA. She mobilizes the Jewish community for social action at Repair the World (@bayarea_repair on Instagram), and is a member of Foodz Mutual Aid (@food4oakland).
A recent audit of the City of Oakland’s encampment management activities proved to be an indictment of the city’s approach to the homeless crisis, revealing heavy spending and meager results.
On February 11, Berkeley City Council approved safe overnight parking for a total of 25 RVs in six scattered city-owned sites. While safe parking will provide a brief respite for a small number of unhoused Berkeley residents, these spots will be the catalyst of an otherwise total eviction of RV dwellers from the City of Berkeley.