Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Detox housing strategy coming to council

The Crime Prevention Council is throwing its support behind the idea of creating more detox beds.  Administration is bringing a resolution to council on Monday night calling for a short term housing strategy for those people who are addicted to alcohol or drugs.  City Manager Tim Commisso says they're going to ask council for 30-thousand dollars.  The District Social Services Board has already put 30 thousand towards the project.  Deputy Police Chief JP Levesque says police will be freed up to do more work on the street if there's more substance use beds in the City.