More bylaw officers, better paid, needed to deal with homeless
Re: Article on homeless camps.
I totally agree with the couple who came across the eight homeless camps. Something should be done!
The chap’s suggestion to hire more bylaw officers is a valid one. The problem, however, is the fact those officers get paid “peanuts” (like $15/hr) to put up with verbal and physical abuse on a daily basis. I considered applying myself, until I found out how little they are paid. That’s a CUPE gig too! Pretty crappy wage to be spit and peed on!
Expecting them to moonlight as social workers is unrealistic too. Throw those poor workers a bone. They should be making at least $20/hr for all the B.S. they deal with.
Better yet, offer them a one way ticket home to Ontario or Alberta! The homeless here are not locals. That’s the problem!