Upland razes tent city populated by homeless
UPLAND, Calif. (AP) -- A city in San Bernardino County has bulldozed a tent city that had been populated by several dozen homeless people for about nine months.
The Sun newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/19ung13 ) crews worked Tuesday to clear tents, blankets, chairs from the nearly five-acre site.
Upland obtained a temporary restraining order last week, allowing city officials to give a 72-hour notice to evict the group. The city said the camp had grown to more than 100 people and nearby businesses claimed it was a public nuisance.
Jeff Zwack, Uplands' development services director, says the city had to intervene as the property is tied up in bankruptcy proceedings, and there is no clear owner.
Local church leaders say they believe Upland is trying to push the homeless problem out of the city rather than finding a solution.
Information from: The Sun, http://www.sbsun.com