I don’t want to overreact to one incident but many people probably heard about the daylight stabbing of a woman in downtown Port Coquitlam related to a purse snatching. I am more than concerned about the negative feelings many residents and businesses have about safety in downtown PoCo. Vehicle break ins, open drug deals, deadbeats hanging around is becoming too common. I want our downtown to be reclaimed as a place for families and our residents. Our downtown action plan identifies this as a top issue and will help address it, but I think we need something more dramatic and immediate. All options are on the table and my ears are wide open! Your thoughts?
Despite the “nothing to see here” attitude of some folks – this is the reality unfortunately. Found yesterday in the parking spaces of one of our local businesses.
If you can’t acknowledge an issue exists it’s pretty hard to fix it.