Can Fairfield Reduce Crime By Giving Away Money To Those In Need? If Stockton Gives It Away Without Strings What About Fairfield's Crime And Homelessness Issue?
The homeless scare away business customers. Solano commercial real estate tenants and landlords are suffering like other San Francisco Bay businesses. Will more people shop online instead of meeting the homeless on the streets?
Taking a look at Stockton’s universal basic income experiment, it might give an extra $500 a month without strings attached. Solano County also has a low income and homeless issue from people flowing out of over priced real estate San Francisco and Northern California.
Stockton aims to see whether a guaranteed income can unlock new opportunities. Solano County also can help the homeless make ends meet.
Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration can empower residents, said Mayor Michael Tubbs. Stockton often is known as “America’s foreclosure capital”, though some say Vallejo also has their bankruptcy and homeless issues as well. However it's better in Solano County's Fairfield, Suisun, Vacaville along with next door Napa Valley.
It's worse in Stockton in many ways. For example one in four residents appear to live below the poverty line. What are Stockton's lessons for Fairfield crime reduction?