LETTER: Tough decisions need to be made

Let the insanity continue. Now the City of Abbotsford mayor and councillors are recommending the hiring of a homeless co-ordinator.

Let the insanity continue. Now the City of Abbotsford mayor and councillors are recommending the hiring of a homeless co-ordinator. This new homeless co-ordinator would be required to make decisions on the vagrants that our mayor and councillors are either too incompetent or too inept to make.

This new homeless co-ordinator would then report back to the mayor and councillors. Does anyone see my point? Check mate!

This new City of Abbotsford position would only cost $92,000 to $124,000 in wages. It would also require an office in city hall, office staff, and a vehicle paid for by the Abbotsford residents. In the end, this position would also cost a $500,000 termination package. My application will be in the mail.

With the upcoming civic election  in November, let’s put this vagrant issue to referendum. Simple question: Do the residents of Abbotsford want the vagrants to remain? Check yes or no.

If Abbotsford residents vote no, the new mayor and councillors must instruct the Abbotsford Police Department to take the required steps to remove these vagrants.I’m sure the police will be happy to have their shackles removed.

Should Abbotsford residents vote yes to keep the vagrants, we now know where to locate the new “Dignity Village.” It’s so much easier to sit back, be quiet, and think, “There’s nothing I can do, so why bother?”

City council and city hall have had this attitude for years. A “Dignity Village” anywhere in our city does not solve any vagrant problems; it just relocates these problems. A “Dignity Village” will also bring in more vagrants from all areas in numbers that none of us can comprehend.

There needs to be a resolution to this “vagrant terrorist” situation. The mayor and councillors need to make the tough decisions Abbotsford residents elected them to make.

C. Howard, Abbotsford


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