A neighborhood there put up some large boulders on a sidewalk to prevent homeless people who allegedly are not only dealing drugs, but also using them from sticking around on their block. The residents grew frustrated when the city didn't appear to be taking swift action on this issue. These boulders were ultimately removed by the city sometime after this story.
A tough problem that requires a really tough solution. Seen a number of stories about this since visiting LA's Skid Row in 2016 to take a bus to Las Vegas, Nevada about how out of control the homeless issues has become in California.
Aside from the attempt at humor with this by one of the anchors referring to this as a "bolder solution", check out the comments to this video. They're hilarious! 😂