One of Vancouver’s homeless advocates hope the city digs as deep to keep promises to end homelessness as it is to save the Arbutus rail corridor.
Adrienne Smith, lawyer for PIVOT Legal Society, won’t outright criticize the city for offering $20 million to buy the rail corridor from CP Rail, but she says she hopes politicians take a closer look at where the money is going.
“The city is juggling lots of different priorities, but Vision (Vancouver)’s main commitment going into this election year is to end homelessness and it seems like funding allocation should be focused on that.”
Vancouver Sun columnist Daphne Bramham questioned the city having just $16 million in the capital budget for ending homelessness.
CP has asked residents living along the corridor to clear away their gardens and belongings by July 31.