Vancouver City Council is expected to vote on another round of funding to deal with the opioid crisis during their Tuesday meeting.
NPA Councillor George Affleck says the potential $1 million or so in funding and the responsibility to spend it should be given to other levels of government.
“In my mind I think Vision Vancouver have taken on and failed for the most part at things that we shouldn’t be doing at the city.”
The meeting could be another heated one amid recent allegations of bullying between members.
Tensions reached a boiling point in January when Councillor Melissa De Genova said she believed colleague Andrea Reimer called her a murderer during council.
Vision Vancouver Councillor, Karry Jang says name-calling is just part of the political game but delays in responding to the opioid crisis is costing lives.
“But for certainly myself and many of my colleagues it’s about getting services on the street right now.”
According to the B.C. Coroners Service, a record 914 British Columbians died of an overdose in 2016.