I was in a meeting the other day with a variety of community leaders and stakeholders. Participants were trying to figure out a way to clean up a particular area of downtown that has a lot of issues with individuals who are homeless urinating in it.

I was horrified at how much thought was put in to how we can further make things difficult for already marginalized people, rather than simply ensuring people had access to bathrooms. So, with this in mind I hope to encourage a dialogue about meeting basic needs in our community as a real, and more humane, solution.