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View of Hing Hay Park with pavilion built in Seattle Chinatown
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Chinatown Pushes Back Against Homeless Megaplex

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The Vote

@KCCouncil budget committee dealt potential DEATH BLOW to #Chinatown International Dist. May 3 when they approved @kcexec‘s HOMELESS MEGAPLEX a BLOCK away in SODO. What’s STUNNING is only 1 person shared public comment. Activists say very few knew about vote.

Listen to the Process

Sponsor @JoeMcDermottWA is running point on this project @KCCouncil. #Chinatown activists say he FAILED to advocate on behalf of his Asian American constituents. No mention of CID. He says aspects of this will be ready by “end of the year.” Specs here.

Dow’s Homelessness Czar

Leo Flor runs Dept of Community+Human services for @kcexec. He’s behind recent surge of homeless hotels and this SODO MEGAPLEX. What’s disappointing for activists is lack of outreach to #Chinatown-ID before vote. Now they want to do it after the fact?

Oh So Close

@RDembowski literally acknowledges lack of trust between #Chinatown-ID+elected officials. He even mentions importance of outreach in Asian American community. Yet activists point out he also FAILS to put a pause on project in interest of “not slowing this down.”