More bylaw officers, better paid, needed to deal with homeless

The homeless here are not locals.

More bylaw officers, better paid, needed to deal with homeless

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!

Jeff Stacey

Duncan