The United Methodist Church and Standing on Stone, a Christian group, had been hosting twice-weekly homeless dinners on Wednesdays and Thursdays. But...once the metro line to Santa Monica opened last year, a number of residents complained that mentally-ill and other homeless people were camping at the beach and entering schools.
Dawn Randall, a member of the church, said it recently received an email from city officials. “Very succinctly, they claimed we are increasing homelessness,” she told CBS.
Malibu Mayor Skylar Peak apologized at a public hearing this week, insisting this was a case of miscommunication and that he had not issued such an order:
“No they were never formally asked to stop feeding the homeless,” said Mr Peak. “Not at all.”
Homelessness seems to be growing in Malibu, a city best known for its wealth: