In the weekly feature called "e-views," we invite readers to answer a question via email or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BrentwoodNews.
Last week's question:
A new task force of Antioch Chamber of Commerce members, city and school officials, county social service leaders and charity groups is looking at ways to reduce the city's growing and increasingly visible homeless population. What do you think should or could be done to try to reduce the number of homeless encampments and gathering spots in your community?
WE NEED TO find measures to discourage the homeless from staying within the borders of Antioch. We need to ignore the ramblings of this nutty Antioch Chamber of Commerce. Enough is enough!
A RESOURCE CENTER that can handle all needs of our homeless. Assessment center, job training, drug and alcohol help for recovery, mental help. Single mom resources.
I believe you should go big as you possibly can that can be afforded. There is no harm in actually speaking of what one could dream of. These might seem outrageous ... you asked and it all came to me. I'm sure I could come up with more.
I AM SO tired of seeing homeless begging for money on every corner. We need citizens to call the police (we hired more) and get them off the freeways and middle of the intersections. You don't see this in Brentwood. This has got to stop and please citizens start calling.
Carol Herkins DeMicco
I THINK THE "homeless" need a resource center that actually helps. If there are no solutions to being homeless what choices do they have?
A NEW TASK force seeking to address Antioch's growing homeless population should stick to informing the homeless about available resources for addition counseling, job training and temporary shelter. Creating a voucher donation program through local businesses and PayPal is the wrong way to go and will only encourage more homeless to relocate to Antioch.
PUT THEM IN the low-income housing areas that are currently being inhabited by those who are less than deserving of support services
This week's question:
Google recently demonstrated a driverless car in Dublin, which engineers say would cut down on parking issues and allow the blind, disabled and impaired to easily get places as well.
The car, which will be available in the near future, has already clocked 500,000 miles in the Bay Area without an accident. How would you feel about riding in a car driven by a computer?
Please limit responses to a few sentences, and be sure to include your full name and city of residence.
Not all responses will be published. Note:
Please respond before Monday.