SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The City of San Diego is taking a new and controversial approach to preventing homeless people from sleeping under a freeway underpass by placing rocks along a stretch of Imperial Avenue that links Sherman Heights to downtown.
On Tuesday, the homeless advocacy group Amikas denounced the rocks.
"This is what you do to keep away pigeons, rodents or squirrels. This is not what you do to human beings. Human beings need shelter," said Jeeni Criscenzo.
The advocacy group said San Diego needs micro-communities which are made out of tiny shelters. The group said they have the funding but need a plot of land to show their idea would work. It's an idea that is already a reality in cities like Portland and Madison.