Letters: Have no drugs at shelter and not downtown

Coun. Duncan seems to have forgotten one point: she was elected to pursue our wishes, not hers

Editor, The News:

Re: Homeless housing five years away (The News, May 4).

Coun. Kiersten Duncan seems to have forgotten one little point: she was elected to pursue our wishes, not her’s.

Obviously people are not for a low-barrier shelter. That couldn’t be made more strongly, so who is she to try and push that aside, certainly not looking after what we want or don’t want.

Low barrier does nothing but give us the disaster we have now.

And no one wants it downtown. As if these people need to be downtown, they have social workers dealing with them on a daily basis right from the shelter as it is.

Everything is already provided at the shelter. The only thing being close to downtown does is give them easy access to drugs and stealing.

If we have to have a shelter, make it where they can not do drugs and have to be reasonable about getting accommodations, within six months.

Tim Sattler

Maple Ridge


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