Two problems can potentially cause lots of trouble for our community. Gas prices, as we all know, have been increasing at an alarming rate, leading to fewer sales of large, gas-guzzling vehicles like SUVs. Also, officials in Turlock have been scrambling to find a suitable arrangement to provide a cold-weather homeless shelter. I propose a way to eliminate both problems with one solution.
Since the price for these SUVs would decrease as demand for them falls, the city of Turlock could purchase the SUVs in bulk and use them to provide cold-weather shelters for the homeless. Features would include: Heating and air conditioning, six-speaker sound system, AM-FM radio, reclining seats (beds), eight custom cup holders, simulated air conditioning (sunroof), and cooking could be performed on the tailgate section of the vehicle (weather permitting).
One complaint leading to the bad reputation that the homeless have acquired is that they put a taint on the area they're in, that people are afraid of them. Thanks to these new "mobile shelters," they could easily be driven to a new location, possibly by high school students needing community service hours. Think outside the box.