Saturday, May 19, 2007

Help Save Golf Cart Woman's Home

A Palm Springs homeless woman is struggling to keep her golf cart home. Homeless for 20 years, according to the Desert Sun, Ruby Caskey has made a golf cart her home for the past several.

The city has transitional housing available, according to the newspaper article about homeless issues published on May 16, but Caskey wants no part of it.

I talked to her for a while today and she seems happy living where she is. She had asked me to get people to write letters on her behalf, letters that let the city know that she should have the right to live in her golf cart.

She also let me know that a local church has her pay $100 a month for use of the shower facilities at the church site.

I told her I'd write a letter about her right to keep her home and tell others to do so also. I want this woman to be able to do as she wishes as her golf cart and its contents (everything from televisions to printers and found junk arranged as if the cart were an art piece in a museum) are a Palm Springs landmark.

If you think this woman should be left alone to live her life in a golf cart, email city manager, David Ready at

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