From Mendocino to La Jolla, primo real estate commands astronomical sums, as the super-rich distance themselves from crowding and danger with private security at their disposal. In affluent professional areas like Pasadena and Pacific Palisades that were homeless-free pre-Covid, criminals and homeless have arrived. They wander aimlessly on commercial avenues, stopping here and there to go through the trash. There is no point in complaining to authorities.
When angry San Franciscans say, put the junkies and vagrants on buses with one-way tickets, they rarely think where to. After the 2008 housing bust, inland towns like Stockton, Modesto, and Vallejo became human dumping grounds, a relocation encouraged by Bay Area welfare and housing officials. Section 8 portability allowed indigents and near-homeless with vouchers to keep their benefits and move to cheaper housing. Similar dispersions occur in many states.
The blue states and their vote-rich municipal cores are in peril. Should austerity and inflation cramp the private sector during the 2020s, employed voters will not pay higher taxes so that bureaucrats can enjoy lifetime tenure and secure pensions. They will not recklessly fund a public complex of dependency, mixed with sub-par services and public disinvestment. Law-abiding Americans will not put up with unrelieved danger.