Thursday, September 29, 2022

AUMA President makes stops in southern Alberta

A couple of southern Alberta stops for the President of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association this week.

Barry Morishita says he likes visiting communities so he can get a better understanding of what local governments are advocating for on a provincial and federal level.

Morishita was in Lethbridge and the Crowsnest Pass on Wednesday.

He anticipated a lot of talk surrounding the city’s supervised consumption services and related supports like intox, detox and supportive housing.

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He tells MyLethbridgeNow.com that each community has its own unique challenges but “when they’re cross-jurisdictional like addiction, mental health, homelessness , they don’t just belong in a community, they belong to all of us and there has to be a recognition that you have to sit down and find solutions that fit a community.”

This is the second year in a row Morishita has crisscrossed Alberta to hear feedback on important issues facing municipalities.

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