Scott Baio, who played Chachi on the hit TV show “Happy Days,” recently announced that he is leaving California due to the state’s out-of-control homeless crisis. In a tweet, the actor shared staggering statistics from a recent survey conducted by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, which found approximately 69,000 people experiencing homelessness in L.A. County and 41,000 in the city in 2022.
Baio, who has lived in California for over 45 years, blames the state’s soft-on-crime initiatives for the rampant homelessness issue that is causing homeowners to question the safety of living in many areas across the state. In a tweet, he stated that “it brings down property value” and that “it’s just not a safe place anymore.”
The retired actor recently spoke out about the situation, saying, “California has become an increasingly difficult place to live due to the homelessness crisis and lack of law and order.” He believes that the state’s progressive policies, which prioritize politically correct agendas over addressing homelessness and crime, have led to the exodus of Californians both wealthy and not from the state.
In several tweets, Baio also pushed back against haters who criticized his departure and implied that his right-wing views were to blame for his decision. He made it clear that his views did not factor into his current decision, and he is leaving simply because he can no longer justify living in California under these conditions.
In conclusion, Scott Baio has been a longstanding resident of California, but the state’s progressive policies and homeless crisis have caused the actor and other homeowners to feel unsafe within their own communities. Baio’s departure indicates that the issue of homelessness and crime is not just a problem for those who belong to the lower socioeconomic class, but it affects everyone who makes their home in California.