Malibu (FOX News) — City officials are relocating dozens of homeless people from RVs parked on Highway 1 to the luxurious local estate rented by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
“Those RV’s were dumping 30- to 40-, 50-gallons of raw sewage right onto the rocks or onto the beach, into the public right of way,” said Malibu councilmember Jefferson Wagner. “Harry’s new estate has more than enough parking, and at $16,000 a day it’s a steal for our local homeless folks. We appreciate the Markles for stepping up.”
The estate, called Petra Manor, comes with plenty of RV hookups, a massive driveway in front, a tennis court in back, dance studio, eight bedrooms, six bathrooms, and various gigantic living areas.
The Malibu fire marshal said the estate is plenty big enough for the 100 homeless people expected to move in this weekend.
Other rental homes left vacant for more than 90 days have already been seized by state officials under a new law, Wagner said, noting that the nearby estates of Robert Downey Jr., Mel Gibson, Dick Van Dyke and Caitlyn Jenner are routinely vacant for more than three months.
“When you have a health violation like this — and really it’s a humanitarian violation — you have to think outside the box,” Wagner said. “We have to protect our public beaches and our homeless population, and rich Progressives can certainly afford to have one or two of their homes seized for the public good.”
Earlier in February, the Los Angeles Times editorial board stated its support for the relocation of these homeless residents, calling the city’s approach “comprehensive and empathetic.”
“Homeless people have as much right to access parking along the coast as anyone else,” said the editorial. “But they don’t have the right to commandeer sought-after parking spots along the coast for weeks or months.”
People in RVs, homeless or otherwise, need to dump their septic tanks somewhere, the Times noted. “And since the right to commandeer property belongs solely to the state, the comprehensive and empathetic approach is to seize $20 million mansions for public use.”