Letter: Will city shelter cost extra?

Congratulations to Mayor Nicole Read, Deputy Mayor Tyler Shymkiw and council as they have achieved their goal.

Editor, The News:

Re: Masse can’t make meetings (The News, Nov. 4).

Congratulations to Mayor Nicole Read, Deputy Mayor Tyler Shymkiw  and council as they have achieved their goal.

They have set up a shelter for the homeless and drug addicts, which has been in operation for one month now, a supposedly  temporary solution.

Coun. Robert Masse said previously that the number of homeless did not decreased in Vancouver when that city built shelters.

In a more recent article, it was noted that he has not been able to attend early Monday meetings due to clean-up around his property caused by the proximity of the shelter.

As predicted and seen in other communities, the building of shelters, contrary to popular belief, has not decreased the homeless in that community.

I read Pitt Meadows is facing a 3.5 percent tax increase in 2016 to maintain their current service levels.

Will Maple Ridge face a tax increase in 2016 to support the shelter, emergency response services and extra policing associated with the shelter?

Len Lovering

Maple Ridge

 

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