we are going to have to get ugly

So said Councilwoman Quinones-Sanchez at the meeting last week with Frankford stakeholders.

The Jan. 13 session focused on the number of recovery houses in Frankford, as well as which ones are funded by the Office of Addiction Services (OAS), an agency within the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Mental Retardation Services (DBH/MRS).

The impact of these substance-abuse treatment facilities – particularly some that residents believe are poorly supervised – has been a source of discussion for months.

City Councilwoman Maria Quinones-Sanchez (D-7th dist.) and state Rep. Tony Payton (D-179th dist.) organized the community meeting in response to ongoing requests from residents of Frankford and members of its civic association.

KatieRose Keenan writes an excellent report this week in the Northeast Times. Follow this link and read. Then take a look at the list of know drug treatment facilities mentioned in the post below this one.  If know of something not on the list, report it.  It’s time to get ugly.  It’s your town.  It’s time to take it back.

  • crazymommy

    Maybe if a quazi municiple authority /tax assesing organization like the Frankford Special Services District could get council to pass an ordinance levying a high new FSSD tax on these properties in the district it would discourage the less organized ones from opening on the Avenue? The bigger well funded ones can afford it are possibly better neighbors? These nuisance properties require more resources to be spent by the FSSD clean up so higher tax rate might be appropriate? There is precedent for SSDs to levy different tax rates by use and sidewalk conduct ordinances and so forth. The money could be used to resurrect the FSSD ambassador program? Or maybe a less pathetic special event of some kind?

  • IcomeBack

    cr, you have a good idea. I think if we can have an ambassador program it will be good.

    This is base on my observation, the homes or properties, which tend to be the problem one, don’t have home number or sign properly in front of the home or properties.