Sam Allen’s email to Francie Sullivan: ‘Homeless Problem’

Date: June 4, 2013 11:34:08 AM PDT
Hi Francie,
My Name is Sam Allen and I just moved my business called CAROUSEL to 1555 Yuba St. in the Lorenz Hotel where Morgan Kennedy Photo used to be. It is such a great location, but the beautiful seating areas are completely taken over by transients.
This is my first day open and I have already witnessed two drunks yelling and a vodka bottle thrown down in the seating area.
I talked to a small elderly woman that lives in the Lorenz and she told me she is afraid to even sit in front of the building. I have put my life savings into this business  and feel that we will never have a downtown that many talk about .
I am willing to help with a solution. I think if we can come up with a way to give the homeless a place to go away from the downtown parks and streets and reclaim a safe environment for our citizens it would be a positive move forward.