In an age in which political cynicism seems rampant, I so appreciated the March 2 special meeting of Kamloops council to consider many of the complex issues affecting Kamloops around social housing and appropriate engagement with, and support of, those living on our streets.
Several councillors described this lengthy deep dive into issues and strategies around homelessness and poverty as a high water mark for deliberation on social issues.
There is no quick and single solution to an increasingly prevalent and overwhelming problem.
The conversation was well supported by informed staff and the mayor ran a tight and, at times, complicated meeting.
There was much compassion on display.
Thanks to all who participated and we all look forward to seeing strategic and specific measurable progress on behalf of all Kamloops citizens.