This letter-to-editor appeared in Sunday’s print edition of the Daily Camera and is also on their website:
Thanks for the most candid and informative report I’ve yet seen in the Daily Camera regarding any of the negative consequences of transients flocking to Boulder: “City struggles to manage human waste along Boulder Creek.”
Many of us who are homeless here try every day to exercise what I call positive peer pressure by holding the bad actors accountable, but it’s a losing proposition most of the time.
There is a way to eliminate 90 percent (my educated guess) of the problems — require a valid photo ID with a Boulder County address and proof of at least one year’s residency from anyone seeking shelter or services from any of the local nonprofits, such as Boulder Shelter for the Homeless or Bridge House. This is the policy of many homeless agencies around the country, including Haven for Hope in San Antonio, Texas.
I’m now looking forward to more truth in our newspaper, and less baloney from the apologists/enablers.
Max R. Weller