When you don't do something productive to EARN your money, you don't appreciate the value of it. News flash- your ratepayers DO!
"Residents fighting a proposed "wet house" for alcoholic vagrants in Island Bay have accused Wellington City Council of trying to clear the homeless out of the central city.
The council has offered $500,000 over two years to set up the country's first wet house in Ribble St. The building – a former halfway house for mental patients that is owned by Housing New Zealand – would house about eight alcoholics, allowing them to continue drinking but offering 24-hour care..."I have another solution-
DON'T FEED THE FRIGGIN' PIGEONS! Especially with ratepayers money!
Let the bums drink themselves to death somewhere they ain't a nuisance- say, the local tip. That or jail- not that they will do too much drinking there.
I see no merit in enabling a pack of piss-heads self-destructive habits- it's bad enough that we are paying out for welfare and medical for a bunch of dero's.
You want to kill youreslf with the booze- fine, don't bother turning up a hospital wasting time and taxpayer dollars that could be spent on someone worth a damn!