N.I.M.B.Y. (NOT IN MY BACK YARD)

| Article by Lovely Late

Do you want to be stripped away from the only place you call home? In any given moment, NIMBY can be knocking at your back door and ready to settle in the back yard of your residence.

I would imagine the answer be, NO. With such a case sensitive matter poses a threat to those who have to leave immediately or in a limited short time from the only place they can call home sparks an uproar.
So, why would it be okay for officials, governments, communities or other parties to do it to others without giving those outlets to seek elsewhere?
When we hear the phrase or term “NIMBY” (Not In My Back Yard), our initial thought is whatever affair being occurred will not happen in the back yard of the place in which we are living.
NIMBY is a term for a person who battles unwanted development, such as prisons, power companies, manufacturing plants, or chemical companies in his or her own community or town.

““YOU CAN’T BE HERE!” … “YOU’VE GOTTA LEAVE!”

In some manners, NIMBY can pose as a threat or inconvenience to those who live in close proximity of the new development.
Generally speaking, people have the right to protest in regards to their beliefs in addition to the new projects proposed that can cause distress in terms of their privacy.

However, how are matters handled when NIMBY affects the place of living for the less fortunate or homeless. Well according to recent studies, earlier this year there were a dozen of homeless individuals living alongside a mile-long river bed in the Santa Ana River.
According to the article, ‘Homeless Now Have Several Days to Move from Riverbank Per ACLU Settlement’ states, “The settlement agreement, which went into effect yesterday, extends the deadline to Thursday for people to leave an encampment on the eastern banks of the river, next to the 57 freeway from Orangewood Avenue near Angel Stadium to just south of the 22 freeway.
With limited time and resources homeless people have to evacuate their place of living due to the complexities raised by the cities precautions.
“It was pronounced just as a major rain and windstorm that moved into the county, which lacked enough shelter space to house most of its homeless population.
Signs were posted warning people that February 23, 2017 would be the “final date” for people to remove their belongings and move out. After that day, possessions would be seized and, “those who stay could be prosecuted for trespassing, the signs warn” (VoiceofOC.org).
“The ACLU SoCal continues to monitor the situation, reaching out to impacted people and informing them of their rights under the settlement agreement, and remains committed to working with the county to ensure that homeless residents are treated fairly and given the resources and housing they need to succeed.” (VoiceofOC.org).In some manners, NIMBY can pose as a threat or inconvenience to those who live in close proximity of the new development.
Generally speaking, people have the right to protest in regards to their beliefs in addition to the new projects proposed that can cause distress in terms of their privacy.

However, how are matters handled when NIMBY affects the place of living for the less fortunate or homeless. Well according to recent studies, earlier this year there were a dozen of homeless individuals living alongside a mile-long river bed in the Santa Ana River.
According to the article, ‘Homeless Now Have Several Days to Move from Riverbank Per ACLU Settlement’ states, “The settlement agreement, which went into effect yesterday, extends the deadline to Thursday for people to leave an encampment on the eastern banks of the river, next to the 57 freeway from Orangewood Avenue near Angel Stadium to just south of the 22 freeway.
With limited time and resources homeless people have to evacuate their place of living due to the complexities raised by the cities precautions.
“It was pronounced just as a major rain and windstorm that moved into the county, which lacked enough shelter space to house most of its homeless population.
Signs were posted warning people that February 23, 2017 would be the “final date” for people to remove their belongings and move out. After that day, possessions would be seized and, “those who stay could be prosecuted for trespassing, the signs warn” (VoiceofOC.org).
“The ACLU SoCal continues to monitor the situation, reaching out to impacted people and informing them of their rights under the settlement agreement, and remains committed to working with the county to ensure that homeless residents are treated fairly and given the resources and housing they need to succeed.” (VoiceofOC.org).

Langer, R. New Methods of Drug Delivery. Science 1990, 249, 1527-1533.
R. Langer, “New Methods of Drug Delivery,” Science, vol. 249, pp. 1527-1533, SEP 28, 1990.

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