DeSantis vows not to allow Florida to become the next San Francisco

Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) vowed Monday that no city in Florida would become the next San Francisco, citing the California city’s homelessness problem.

The Florida governor listed several new proposals he aims to work on with the state legislature, including forbidding camping on city sidewalks and in parks. DeSantis also proposed additional funding for homeless shelters while requiring those staying at such shelters not to use drugs and utilize workforce services.

“We need to prohibit camping on all city streets, sidewalks, and parks,” DeSantis said, drawing applause from his audience. “We just can’t live like that.”

DeSantis added that he is open to providing financial support for communities seeking to address the mental problems that some of the homeless and drug addicts might have. The governor stated that he believes
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