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Despite Sweeps, RVs Set Up in Seattle’s Georgetown District

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They’re back! RV’s set up again near 7th Ave S. & S. Fidalgo St in GEORGETOWN after sweep. I’ve obtained surveillance video showing guy removing “ECO-blocks.” Neighbors+biz owners pleading with @seattledot and @MayorofSeattle to enforce.

Right Now

Entire street was cleared by @seattledot@SeattleSPU@MayorofSeattle a few months ago. I was there when crews moved in. I also saw aftermath when biz owners quietly moved in “ECO-blocks.” Technically illegal to use. This is now a FULL BLOWN street war.

The Dude

Biz owners say guy with the hat and orange shirt chained up “ECO-blocks” and dragged several to the side of the road so RV’s could move back and park.@seattledot says anyone bringing in these blocks are illegal. What about moving them to the middle of road?

Remember This?

Back in May, biz owners and neighbors were thrilled after this sweep. They blamed some of the campers for crime, trash build up, drug dealing, etc. So how much are all these sweeps costing the city? @MayorofSeattle @SeattleSPU @seattledot

Street War

Biz owners and neighbors are quietly putting out “ECO-blocks” all across the city. But campers continue to remove them and come right back. This is quite a cycle. NO END IN SIGHT. @MayorofSeattle @SeattleSPU @seattledot

Block City

This is Georgetown now EVERY SINGLE DAY. Since the city is struggling to keep up with RV’s, neighbors and biz owners take matters into their own hands. Neighborhood looks like a WAR ZONE. #Seattle @seattledot @SeattleSPU @MayorofSeattle @KC_RHA

Jonathan Choe

Journalist and Senior Fellow, Center on Wealth and Poverty
Jonathan Choe is a journalist and Senior Fellow with Discovery Institute's Center on Wealth and Poverty, covering homelessness issues for its Fix Homelessness initiative. Prior to joining Discovery, Choe spent several years as one of the lead reporters at KOMO-TV, consistently the top rated television station in Seattle. His in depth stories on crime and deep dive investigations into the homeless crisis led to measurable results in the community, including changes in public policy. Choe has more than two decades of experience in television news behind the scenes and in front of the camera for ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, and Tribune. He has also been nominated and honored with multiple industry awards including an Emmy. Choe spent several years teaching classes on emerging media and entrepreneurship to under privileged youth in inner city Chicago. As an independent journalist, Choe also contributes regularly to the Mill Creek View and Lynnwood Times and has reported on exclusive stories in the past year for Daily Wire and The Postmillennial.