by James C. Sherlock
I wrote yesterday about the excellent investigative reporting by the Progress-Index about the knock-on effects of the renewal of fire and building code enforcement in Petersburg.
My position is that Petersburg must enforce its codes for public safety and the livability of the city.
But I also recognize the need to provide better solutions to homelessness in that city. I am pursuing a story on that subject.
But in the meanwhile, the Progress-Index’s Joyce Chu has posted her second article in that series. I refer to
‘A fresh can of nowhere to go’: Health and stability stumble with fewer motel rooms for those on the edge”
It consists almost exclusively of the stories of those displaced with the closure of those motels.
It is powerful stuff.