HELP BOULDER’S OWN HOMELESS PEOPLE, NOT TRANSIENTS!
By Max R. Weller
See the latest update: Family of Boulder man, 22, found dead in creek: ‘He had his whole life in front of him’ in the Daily Camera. Quoting from the article below:
The Boulder County Coroner’s Office identified the man found in the water near the Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., as Paul William Sanchez.
The coroner will conduct an autopsy to help determine the cause and manner of his death.
A passerby noticed Sanchez floating on his back in the middle of Boulder Creek near the library Monday morning. Boulder police do not suspect foul play.
[Sanchez’s cousin, Steven Burton] said Sanchez most likely was living on the streets (emphasis is mine — MRW), noting he was an outdoor kind of person who loved playing sports and “never sat still and was always active.”
The homeless lifestyle is NOT conducive to a long life expectancy, and is fraught with all sorts of dangers. We can hope that this young man is allowed to rest in peace now, and his unfortunate death won’t be exploited by the usual suspects (see below) seeking to promote an expansion of the local homeless shelter/services industry.
Speaking of one of the devils, has Joy Eckstine Redstone decided to quit her new gig as a DC columnist? Her only column to this point, about suicide, was published on 8/11/2015:
I’d like her to write about her twisted relationship with convicted rapist Jim Budd, and offer a PUBLIC APOLOGY for her role in promoting this sociopath to the extent that she did — first at Carriage House/Bridge House and later at Boulder Outreach for Homeless Overflow. Joy might also offer a sincere expression of sympathy to Budd’s victim, who worked as a volunteer at CH/BH.
Please, don’t hurt the feelings of Boulder City Council members:
Read the DC’s report: Decrying ‘vitriol,’ Boulder council decides Folsom will return to 4 lanes. Excerpt below:
Boulder City Council members criticized the community for the vitriolic tone of emails they had received from both sides of the “right-sizing” issue, before backing a transportation staff recommendation to remove protected bike lanes and return to four lanes of vehicle traffic on four blocks of Folsom Street.
“It’s hard to go to sleep at night because you’ve been insulted so badly,” Councilwoman Mary Young said Tuesday night. “I feel like I’m living among a bunch of people who feel entitled to their own without consideration for others. I want you to think about that.”
Councilwoman Lisa Morzel, who pushed for the city to roll back the right-sizing project, said the tone of the debate had set back the cause of bicycle infrastructure, and she criticized bicycle advocates dressed in black who were tweeting about the meeting from the front row.
“My concern with all this vitriol is that it pushes everyone into their own corners and it pushes us backwards, and we can’t make progress on bike and pedestrian safety,” she said.
But Morzel rejected the idea that the city is “abandoning” the Folsom project.
“That is not the case,” she said.
Boulder City Council members (except for George K.) brought this on themselves, and now they’re crying because citizens are outraged? WUSSES! Grow a thicker skin, Mary Young; Lisa Morzel, your image should be on the $3 bill . . .
Tonight at my campsite: ham salad with crackers.