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As anyone knows who has ever had to set up a military encampment or build a village from the ground up, occupations pose staggering logistical problems.
NIMBY (Not In My Backyard) refers to an oppositional attitude from local residents against some risk generating facility that they have been chosen to host either by government or industry. The attitude is claimed to be characteristic of someone who is positive to a facility but who wants someone else to be its host. Since siting cannot be provided if everyone has this attitude, society ends up in a worse situation. The attitude is claimed to be egoistic and irrational.
In the foothills of the San Fernando Valley sits a quiet retreat studded with low-slung buildings and lushly landscaped walkways.
Hoping to protect its image as a squeaky-clean suburb, Simi Valley is expected to soon start cracking down on aggressive panhandling outside stores, restaurants and supermarkets, even though city officials say it is not a major problem.
A Dream Denied: The Criminalization of Homelessness in U.S. Cities Executive Summary