Mayor Bill Wells: California is the place to be if you’re homeless

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – El Cajon represents just 3% of population of San Diego County but it houses 45% of the county’s homeless through San Diego’s hotel voucher program.

Hotels and motels acting as temporary homeless shelters have brought drugs, liter and vandalism to surrounding communities. Mayor Bill Wells attempted to limit the number of hotels allowed to participate in the voucher program within his city, but the State of California stepped in and overruled his efforts.

Mayor Wells joined KUSI’s Hunter Sowards to discuss the details of his city’s situation.

Categories: California News, Good Evening San Diego, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Politics, Trending