Re "Battle over parkway permits" (Our Region, Jan. 28): At what point do we put aside myths and stereotypes and realize that we are all human beings? First, Sacramento County shuts off the water on the American River Parkway to deter use by homeless folks. Then, the bathrooms are closed, resulting in non-traditional restrooms.
Now, the county's regional parks department says churches providing food to the homeless must obtain permits costing $100 to $1,250. So, now, we'll just have to deal with emergency rooms full of starving, thirsty, and sick human beings, rather than finding options other than one-way bus tickets elsewhere. Time to wake up and be human!
-- Ronald Javor, Sacramento