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CURRENT SITUATION

• Reno’s national grade for criminal activity is an “F”.
• Reno’s homeless-by-choice population has the highest crime rate of any demographic, and commits murder at a rate 15 TIMES greater than their part of the population. 
• Reno Police, pressured by City Council, rarely enforce the Reno Municipal Criminal Code against the homeless.  
• Reno’s homeless offenders can have their cases heard in a much more lenient Homeless Court

QUESTION: Why aren’t the Reno Police equally enforcing the City Municipal Criminal Code  with ALL citizens, including the homeless?

QOL-RENO’S SOLUTIONS FOR IMPROVING CRIME AND LAW ENFORCEMENT PROBLEMS

• Reno City Council must allow the  police to enforce the City Municipal Criminal Code firmly and fairly with ALL community members
• Eliminate the Homeless Court.  ONE system of justice and ONE set of consequences for EVERYONE.  

Although most people living in U.S.cities, small and large, have encountered homelessness at some point in their daily lives, the large majority are unaware of the depth of the problem, the solutions being implemented nationwide, and the costs.

The recently published article “Seattle Under Siege: Record numbers of homeless people are occupying the city’s public spaces, despite massive government spending to fight the problem” by Christoper F. Rofu provides an insightful analysis of Seattle’s homeless situation. Although the article focuses on Seattle, it could easily and accurately describe a multitude of cities across the country. Readers will recognize similar activities and participants in their own communities.

Seattle under siege by Christopher F. Rofu

“Record numbers of homeless people are occupying the city’s public spaces, despite massive government spending to fight the problem.”
Article: https://www.city-journal.org/seattle-homelessness
Audio Excerpt: https://www.city-journal.org/seattles-homeless-challenge

QOL-Reno.org is working to address a growing homeless problem impacting Reno’s quality of life. We invite you to join this “quality of life” citizen activity to bring much needed solutions to our community. Just click on the “Contact Us” and “Subscribe” links to learn about upcoming activities.