In North Park, some residents have been complaining via social media about homeless people camping out in the Morley Field section of Balboa Park as well as virtually taking over North Park Community Park.
“I believe some of the homeless want a space where they can be free of the pressures of life. North Park is a community of compassion and accepting attitudes,” said Edwin Lohr, president of the North Park Community Association. “Of course our neighborhood parks are a more attractive place to congregate but there are other places here in North Park where we see the homeless.”
Community concern over a perceived rise in homelessness in the hip neighborhood has sparked yet another public meeting to discuss the hot-button issue.
The North Park Community Association will present a “Forum on Homelessness — A Collective Impact” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, at the Lafayette Hotel, located at 2223 El Cajon Blvd.