The two comments to the Mayor Hotline featured in the previous post point out the total disconnect on a growing problem in Boise.
Both the businessman and the parks worker want “something done.” Team Dave pawns it off on the coppers and their only tool is the law. Problem persists.
Mr. Businessman doesn’t like the panhandlers screwing up his profit motive. Mr. Parks Worker doesn’t want the homeless drinkers to screw up visitors enjoyment of the park. The city pushed the drinkers away from the river by ordinance and the park worker now suggests some sort of “corral.”
The Greenbelt is less and less a place to send your wives and daughters despite efforts of police volunteers, real coppers, and thousands of good citizens. Even though the “transients” are just killing each each other this season, we have a problem right here in river city.
Meanwhile, Mayor Dave Bieter is dedicating a new detox center this week which he claims to have organized five years ago.
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