Sacramento District Attorney Threatens City Over Homelessness

Sacramento County District Attorney Thien Ho threatened legal action against the City of Sacramento Monday over its escalating homelessness crisis. 

The letter, which you can read here, demands the city clear 16 homeless encampments, cite unhoused individuals who refuse to move, create additional shelter, and implement a daytime camping ban. If Sacramento fails to comply within the next 30 days, Ho said he’ll consider filing criminal charges under state nuisance laws. 

The letter sparked a public fight between Ho and Mayor Darrell Steinberg. 

Ho’s letter “deflects responsibility, takes credit for programs the city initiated, lacks basic understanding of existing shelter management systems and funding structures, and includes a series of demands that would cripple the city financially,” the mayor said.

Ho responded, accusing city officials of making the crisis worse.

Read more at the Sacramento Bee.