Seniors Petition on Homlessness and Drugs
The Vernon Pensioners Accommodation Society is before council with a petition on the homelessness and drug problem in Vernon.
The tenants of downtown senior's apartments says they are "sick and tired of nothing being done about the homelessness and druggies that is out of control in our City."
They say every time they step out of their homes they get approached for money, are followed, and have obscenities shouted at them. The seniors say they can't sit on their patios without seeing people shooting up, having sex, screaming, shouting, fighting - and it seems that nothing is being done.
Their suggestions include moving the Upper Room Mission from downtown, away from seniors and businesses, and tougher pan handling laws.