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Halfway solution for Santa Barbara's Homeless

The solution the civic fathers and mothers of Santa Barbara for the "nuisance" of homelessness: they will rotate fourteen key benches on State Street 90 degrees.

"They'll be sitting with their backs to half the people coming and going on the sidewalk," said Marck Aguilar, a supervisor for the city's redevelopment agency. "They'll have half the potential contacts with the public. It might not be financially beneficial for them."

You might call it the halfway-to-final homeless solution.

And some people wonder whether Jerry Brown's plan to eliminate redevelopment agencies might be a good thing.