Addressing homeless issue in Missoula would benefit taxpayers

Having kept a close eye on the homeless issue in Missoula County, especially the illegal encampment West of the Reserve Street bridge, I am astounded at the recent halt to the removal of the individuals destroying this area. Most astonishing is the threat by the County Health Department to fine those in control of the property and the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) for the trash being spread by the transients illegally squatting on the land.

The reason I find the threat of suing the MDT so absolutely absurd, is that the County is largely responsible for the homeless problem in our...


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