Irvine Residents Protest in Park Over Homeless Dumping Proposal

The homeless dumping plan to set up the River Bed people into city sanctioned tent cities in Irvine, Laguna Niguel, and Huntington Beach has been met with fury.  

Irvine residents got together Sunday at the Great Park to protest the proposal and chant "NO TENT CITY!". 

Because the three tent city plan has been slammed, a second proposal of just ONE large tent city was put on the table. The location for it? Less than a mile from the Great Park. 

"The city of Irvine is taking some aggressive steps to push back on the county ill-advised plan to build a tent city here," said Christina Shea, vice mayor of Irvine. 

Residents don't oppose a more permanent solution for the homeless in the area but want to have input on the location and definitely don't want them anywhere near the children of Irvine. 

"I think it's important to get the rest of the county to realize that if this happens to our city, it could happen to any city," said Parrisa Yazdani, a protest organizer. 

The protesters plan to get together again on Tuesday at the Board of Supervisor's meeting. 

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