Abbotsford’s City Manager George Murray has apologized for actions by City staff which lead to chicken manure being spread across land inside City limits being used by homeless people as a camp.
The story, originally reported on Abbotsford Today Wednesday morning, [Abbotsford Spreads Chicken Manure In City To Rid Itself Of The Homeless] reported that, after moving Abbotsford’s homeless around the City every day City staff had spread chicken manure on their latest encampment.
Contacted this morning, Councillor Henry Braun described the situation as very sad.
As City Manager, I take this situation very seriously and retain full responsibility for the manner in which we dealt with this incident. I am deeply sorry for our actions.
The City will be removing the manure from the site and working closely with our community partners and the people impacted over the next few days to collectively resolve this issue.
George Murray, City Manager
City of Abbotsford
“Apparently, someone (I don’t know who or even which department), did spread chicken manure under/or around a tree somewhere along Gladys Avenue. Needless to say, this is not something I condone or support. That is all I know at the moment. Very sad.”