Temporary safe spaces are an excellent idea (“New strategies for homeless camps,” The Columbian, May 26). Portable potties can be a first waste solution. A water reservoir can be supplied and portable showers can come in two days a week. Paying residents to keep the camp free of trash and using dumpsters that are provided are important.
This is a humane temporary solution. It should also help the city be cleaner and benefit businesses and homeowners.
Please support Jamie Spinelli and the city councilors as they implement these plans.