We see that the current system is not working as well as we all would like and feel there is a need to try something different. While most of us agree this is something the City should do, in the face of an understaffed police force and insufficient funding for homeless engagement programs, it will not happen in the near future. We can say, “I already pay for this” and complain, or we can do a small thing collectively that hopefully will have a huge impact on our community. Castro Cares is about taking community action to improve our community. We will continue to put pressure on the City to live up to its responsibilities but are meanwhile taking action to improve the quality of life in our neighborhood.