May 21, 2012
YOU’RE INVITED TO A COMMUNITY RAT COUNT
Downtown Eastside residents will hold news conference near a garbage and debris filled lot that has become home to hordes of rats up to 9 inches long. They will talk about how they have been affected and then go to the site to count rats.
Residents want the city to force the owner to clean up the site according to the Standards of Maintenance Bylaw which says “Every owner of land must keep the land, and any building or accessory building on it, in such condition that it will not afford harbourage for or become infested with pests.”
When: Tuesday May 22 at 9:30 pm (late-evening)
Where: Meet on the steps of the Carnegie Centre, 401 Main St.
Contact: Jean Swanson 604 729 2380