HOMELESSNESS – Five years ago, I proposed the placement of a Police Kiosk on Carroll Creek to serve as the base of operations along the Creek. It can serve as a spot for police segways to charge, CCTV monitors for public cameras and possibly public washrooms (European models are self-sanitizing). The Kiosk can also serve as a welcome center for DFP or other groups coordinating activities along the Creek.
I will work with FCAA and other social service providers to improve the results in dealing with at-risk and homeless people. First, we will deal with housing and then improve community integration, job training and placement, as well as mental health services if needed.
Public space is open to all, but there are times when the public space becomes over-run with people bullying for space…that’s not fair or right.