Here’s an idea: sue the enablers

By Max R. Weller

From the Anchorage Daily News comes this report, which I find very interesting as it relates to Boulder, CO’s current homeless shelter at 4869 N. Broadway and the proposed 1175 Lee Hill Wet House project right next door. Quoting from the article —

Alleva’s nuisance abatement suit, filed July 6 in Anchorage District Court, claims that clients of the shelter and cafe are engaging in activities such as “assault and battery, the use and sale of drugs and alcohol, littering, the discharge of urine, fecal material, snot and vomit, public copulation, camping, misconduct with firearms and other weapons, and gang related activities” in the area on and adjacent to his property, where he runs an auction business. He claims that the organizations that serve them haven’t done enough to stop illegal or unsanitary activity and trespassing.

The suit names Bean’s Cafe and Catholic Social Services, the parent organization of the Brother Francis Shelter, as defendants, as well as their longtime landlord, the Municipality of Anchorage. 

I’d certainly be ready, willing, and able to testify about the ongoing problems created by transients in my north Boulder neighborhood, if anyone wants to file a civil lawsuit against Boulder Housing Partners, Boulder Shelter for the Homeless, and the City of Boulder. Without the enablers, of course, there would be far fewer of the worst-behaved homeless people in the area.

Good luck to Ron Alleva in Anchorage, AK!

2 thoughts on “Here’s an idea: sue the enablers

  1. Ron alleva

    Hey,they didn’t want to do anything but put up a bigger fence to protect my heavy industrial site from the nuisance of their clients. I saw no dignity in caging them. To shorten the story and slap them I accepted $30,000 settlement but took the $$$ and offered it back to the city but had no takers. It was never about the money but treating the neighborhood with respect as well as the clients. The people who run these facilities would never do this in their back yards and are social service polluters and big bs ers! For the full or detailed story,please feel free to call me. Ron alleva

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