reverend dr dj riz
commented on Plans for New Low-Barrier Homeless Shelter Delayed to Address Concerns from Little Saigon Community
@3 and @ 8 but you know the residents there, so you know what their concerns are and they only just recently woke up to developement and want to keep their quaint old school charm safe from bums and junkies who just recently settled there..
well as a resident of this neighborhood , i'd say this view is typical. except of course it discounts regular assaults on this part of the city. the got the bum deal when the stadiums were approved because the increases in foot traffic was promised to be a benefit to them, except it wasn't. or when they withstood a proposed zoning for big box stores becase traffic is already a night mare from the stadium traffic and nobody could answer address that concern properly. and now, since they got that shiny slow as molasses light rail, the city decided to finally address the homeless population that's been dumping trash, human waste,and starti g street fires, because the problem is visible to the light rail riders..
this neighborhood has been dealing with nimby issues for a couple of decades but i'm guessing the city has been sympathetic tovthem until now because money. maybe like the rest of the city, they'd not like .' camps' at all. maybe they'd like the city to invest in affordable housing, services, and jobs..
at least the city could do is listen and talk to them, dontcha think ?