Santa Ana To Begin Homeless Encampment Cleanup

Thank goodness. It's finally happening.

After countless complaints from Santa Ana residents, city officials are finally cleaning up more than 60 homeless encampments along the railroad tracks.

Overtime the property became ambushed by encampments near Edinger Ave. This street belonged to the Union Pacific Railroad, but became known as a popular homeless camp.

But finally the cops came in and started the process of kicking them out.

Over 16 vagrants were taken from their tents. Officials say one of the residents said he's lived here for over a year with his rabbit and cat.

Another man was arrested by Santa Ana police for possession of a methamphetamine pipe.

“The reality is that you can’t force somebody to do something they don’t want to…so we have to deal with that. When you have these groups that have rules imposed on them, certain things they cannot bring, certain things they cannot do inside the shelter, they’re not going to choose to be there,” said Santa Ana City Councilmember, David Penaloza

It's about time they did something.

Business owners and residents have been complaining for years.

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