Transients flocking to Market Street Promenade

Aug 11, 2015 11:48 AM by News Staff

Redding residents who work near the Market Street Promenade say they’ve noticed an influx of transients occupying the area over the past few weeks.

Redding Police Chief Robert Paoletti says the increase could be attributed to the cooler weather, and the relocation of the Redding Police Department from downtown to city hall.

Residents and local employees say the increase in transients is beginning to drive families away from the area.

Paoletti says that until the police department can get more funding and add more officers, they can only respond to incidents on a call by call basis. Paoletti said the department is bringing back its neighborhood policing unit in January, and he hopes that will tackle the transient problem.


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