By Lethbridge Herald on January 6, 2024.
I read with bemusement and some anger the article in the Lethbridge Herald with the heading, “Downtown task force to be discussed by city council.”
It states a draft of terms the task force will adhere to including guiding principals.
It then goes on to list them in numerical order.
The more I read, the more I was in amazement of the total list of nonsense.
It appears that the folks running this gong show still haven’t figured out what the problems are with our city and especially the downtown area!
Well, here I come riding my magnificent steed to save you the trouble of having another committee/task force and another waste of my tax money.
That tax money includes city property taxes, provincial taxes and federal taxes. At the age of 76, I still go to work each week to make sure you have enough money for another study.
Now for my take on the problems of the City of Lethbridge. I’ll list them in numerical order.:
1. Drug addiction. That’s it!
Here is how it goes. Drug addicts have one thought when and if they wake up in the morning: “I need my drug of choice, how can I pay for my drug of choice, and do I have my drug dealer on speed dial.”
Yep, that’s it. They don’t care about their family, their friends, the businesses in the city, the bleeding hearts, whether you or I live or die.
Nope, sniffing, snorting, injecting, smoking drugs is their life, full-stop.
Now, knowing that this is the main problem for our city, what can we do?
Well if we really want to protect the rest of society and help the drug addicts, there is really only one answer:
Put the addicts in rehab by whatever means possible and help them get clean and sober, offer them education, trade training and whatever else we can to turn their lives around.
I do realize that some of those that are addicted might be too far gone to bring back.
Those people should be provided safe housing, three square meals a day and also become clean and sober.
When the addicts stop using, the drug dealers move to,oh say, Vancouver where their solution seems to be making sure the addicts are using “safe” drugs.
This way they will still die but have “safe” drugs in their system when their body destroys itself!
Sounds like a real caring bunch.
So there you have it. You don’t need your task force and I’m not charging the tax payers of Lethbridge a cent for my input. You are welcome!
Of course I’ll now be referred to as a Nazi by the “we are saving lives” committee.