The Meth Den, Homeless Camp Clean Up Video I Spent $1,200 Dollars To Make Because Someone Needs To Step Up And Get Shit Done!

by Travis Mateer

Today I made public comment at the County Commissioners meeting about Travis’ Impact Fund (TIF) and the KICK BUTT action my fund took to address an atrocious meth den behind Missoula College, right on the bank of the Clark Fork river. The additional cost I experienced was in the final removal fee, which was around $340 dollars. Since I don’t have MRA to bail me out, like they did recently with the Sleepy Inn cost overrun, I’ll be looking to other sources of assistance.

Here’s the cost overrun MRA recently helped out with. Isn’t this nice of our shadow government?

“(The City) Council in the Missoula Redevelopment Agency board approved in February a contract amount of $283,665,” she said. “With the additional materials and labor and testing, the total contract amount is likely to be increased to $318 828, so we’re looking at just about a little over $40,000 in increased costs.”

When government subsidized projects go over, they REALLY go over. Makes what I put together seem like a pretty big BANG for the bucks I forked out. Remember, there’s also the donation button at my about page if you want to pitch in (looking at you, Greg 😉

Without further adieu, here’s the 30 minute video (and change) that features footage from not just ONE homeless camp clean up, but TWO. That’s right, I had to find something other than Mayor Jordan Hess for my audience to watch. Just hearing his words is more than enough.


About Travis Mateer

I'm an artist and citizen journalist living and writing in Montana. You can contact me here: willskink at yahoo dot com
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