Norville, on Oct 10 2003, 06:28 PM, said:
You mentioned all the illegals hanging out on the streets, waiting for someone to drive by and give them work. I could almost say that allowing some of them to work at least gets them off the streets. But the pay would be crud. Hmm... I wouldn't have a problem with someone going through some of the streets of San Rafael, for example, and rounding those guys up to expel them, because loitering like that tends to lead to criminal activity... It gets complicated, though.
I'll say. I've always had a problem with all the illegals standing around in the Francisco Blvd. area waiting for work, but I shrugged because at least they hang out in an industrial, not a residential area.
Now that we have our very own, exclusive Novato group hanging out at Old Redwood Highway and Olive, just a hop skip and a jump from my house, I'm incensed. The cynic in me says that they're only being allowed to hang out there to keep them off Old Redwood and Diablo, the main drag.
But I so hate having an audience every time I get gas.
Luckily, most days I beat the loiterers to the gas station.