Letter: End chronic homelessness by Teresa Barnes – February 13, 2021
I’m writing in response to The Astorian’s recent article (Feb. 4) about the “lawlessness” in the Ninth Street park, discussed at the Feb. 1 Astoria City Council meeting, and to address a theme I heard at the meeting: the safety of our residents.
In reference to business owners who feel threatened, councilors repeatedly expressed the importance of keeping Astoria’s residents safe. I agree with them. But rather than view public safety as an issue with business owners on one side and the unsheltered on the other, I ask our leaders to pursue solutions which provide safety for all residents….
Read the letter in The Astorian here.