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Advice for Spokane

I read the homeless shelter story, one of many. So many factors have puzzled me. It seems like it’s time Spokane could simply hire someone to coordinate the various programs. Surely Spokane has people qualified to work with the shelter directors, city hall and Mayor Woodward. Lack of communication is nothing new, but it reads bureaucracy to me.

City Hall, there really are people with drive and responsibilities but no permanent address.

City Hall, you are way overdue in resolving the issues.

In regards to the litter left by camps, has the city considered hiring the same people to clean up? They could be paid in goods, bus passes, pet food and laundry tokes. It would be more cost efficient and hold them accountable.

This is a heat wave weekend in July. That gives you all four months to put your heads together and stop complaining that “the mayor did not return our call for comment.” The mayor’s message has been clear. There is talent, potential and skills among them. Over time those people burn out and become institutionalized.

Addendum: A message to homesellers: a local homebuyer should not be dismissed. Give them a chance to get the funding together rather than buyers 2 or 3 states away. Your greed is showing.

Sherry Adams


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