Editor, The News:
I sure hope the public in Maple Ridge and the Lower Mainland, actually everywhere, are finally going to stand together and insist the governments, including local, do something for the homeless population.
We do pay for our parks and public places and should be able to use them for the purposes they were intended.
Many of these folks need medical and mental health help and evaluation.
It is time to shout the ‘R’ word and get these people the help they really need.
An evaluation process seems like a good idea to me.
Let’s see who needs what so that some of these people can get redirected back into the work force and have a better way of life, or others, a home and, many, mental health help.
We should be ashamed of what we have been allowing to happen here and see that we need to take care of the vulnerable population we are seeing everywhere, everyday.
The cost to us and to them has been and will be overwhelming, but the drug dealers and pimps must be very grateful for our generous sacrifice of so many.
Needles and condoms in the parks, where we should be able to take our pets and children?
Things are already out of hand and will get much worse if we don’t reevaluate things and do what is right for everyone.
What’s wrong with us that we don’t see that doing what we have been doing is just not working?