NIMBYs want to hear from the IMBYs

I live on Pandora Avenue between Cook and Vancouver streets. I used to consider myself lucky because the wide, tree-filled median in front of our building reminded me of “les grands boulevards” of Europe where residents and tourists love to congregate.

Unfortunately, our “grand boulevard” on Pandora is the daily flophouse for drug users and homeless people who love to loll around on their blankets, complete with pillows, sleeping bags, suitcases, barking dogs, drugs, phones, iPads and stolen grocery carts full of “stuff.”

The daily boulevard experience involves drug-induced dancing and staggering (often in front of traffic), injecting or smoking controlled substances, sleeping, yelling, having sex and arguing, with garbage strewn all over. Then, after sundown, our private property is used as a bathroom and shooting gallery, with needles and more garbage left behind.

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