Back in August we warned of the dangers inherent in a ballot proposal scheduled for 2024 that would force hotel owners to house the homeless right beside their high-powered executive guests.
This is a remarkably stupid idea, even for California.
The new edict would work this way, “hotels would need to notify the city of what rooms are still available by 2 p.m. each afternoon. The establishments would then be required to take in a homeless individual in exchange for a fair-market voucher from the city.”
This is the brainchild of UNITE HERE Local 11.
The union allegedly represents hotel and restaurant workers, but we’re guessing no one in the executive offices checked with rank-and-file housekeepers before starting the petition drive.
The chance of a homeless person leaving a tip for housekeeping is less than nil and we won’t begin to explore what the homeless hotel guest may leave in the room to be cleaned up after they’re gone.
Another reason we don’t think the union bigwigs checked with the membership is that most hotels let people check in hours after 2pm.