What was being done previously to reduce homelessness, serious crime and reign in soring policing costs was failing. All agreed somethings needed to change. The City, Province and community groups came up with some ideas.
One different strategy described in this article is now being criticized by some on social misleadia and other biased media. Previously people complained about high police OT costs and slow response to serious crime calls. Now that police are being treated less like social workers they complain about the temporary selters staying up a bit longer.
I agree there is other areas to find savings and efficiency with police but lets give them a chance with this different approach. If there is a threat to public safety police are still the first ones sent.