Most communities around the country are frustrated that very poor Americans are squatting on land. Not-In-My-Backyard has almost become a popular community anthem. But police sweeps and angry blogs are not very effective.
Property owners created blogs, and listed the names, addresses, and phone numbers of community leaders who support homeless people's rights. If you are going to live on the streets, they say, go live near the people who advocate for you.
While it is unfortunate that the Beverly Hills City Council has now come out against the Constellation station location, we should remember that this was once a community that opposed the very idea of a subway.