Palm Beach Post – Paula’s Point of View

(The following article published by the Palm Beach Post was written by Paula Ryan who is running for Mayor of West Palm Beach)


As West Palm Beach we began a New Year, I was awakened by the cries of fear and panic from two of my constituents. A homeless, deranged person had attacked the woman and her dog, and a scary disturbance was unfolding on Flagler Drive. As the city commissioner for the downtown area, I am all too familiar with the homeless problem. There are many ways in which we should widen our lens when we talk about ways to address the negative impacts on a community. Such as the idea that a person’s circumstances are shaped by their willpower, character and choices and the belief that the only solution to homelessness is direct remedial services — such as clean beds and hot meals.

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