Randy Hawes thinks there’s a better way to deal with the issue of homelessness.

Mission’s mayor says there are not enough necessary resources to properly react to the current and complex issues facing not just Mission, but several communities in the Fraser Valley.

While there is an influx of homeless people migrating west, there’s also the dilemma of housing affordability that is wreaking havoc on people who already live in the community.

He says Mission’s situation is a scenario more and more communities are will be facing if more isn’t done. They are seeing a wide spectrum of people on the streets – anything from people who have fallen on hard times and are looking for a way to get back on their feet to drug addicts who are being failed by the system.