What kind of mayor and City Council members have we elected in Columbia? What kind of congregations are the churches in our community? How can we live in a community where the homeless are offered evening shelter only when the temperature is 40 degrees or less? While we add our own blankets, turn up the heat when our homes feel a little chilly at 65 degrees. Our homes where we are protected against wind, rain, animals, human predators.
Open a reasonable shelter available 24/7 at least during chilly, wet weather. The city squanders incredible amounts of our money on a ballpark but will not care for our people living in troubled times. Where is the Christianity?
Do we need to storm City Hall? Are we really stuck with these officials until the next election? Do they really think we are stupid enough to vote for them again, at maybe a more significant office?
We citizens have responsibilities. We need to raise our voices and work together.
Marilyn Latta Knight