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Neighbors Speak in Georgetown, Sturgus Park


Earlier today, @SeattleSPU@SeattleParks simultaneously cleared a problematic Georgetown RV encampment and tents along Sturgus Park in Beacon Hill. These clearings are going gangbusters. But neighbors, biz owners, and homeless have on going concerns.

@seattledot crews also enforcing 72 hour parking rule. RV’s and vehicles parked in same spot were towed or moved. City outreach workers also on scene to offer services and shelter.

Sturgus Park

While a team of @SeattleParks crews were helping remove an RV encampment in Georgetown today, this crew at Sturgus Park was also working on clearing tents and trash. Once again, conflicting view points on how to deal with Seattle’s homeless crisis.

Off the Beaten Path

Wow, check out this abandoned structure near Sturgus Park in Beacon Hill. Once again, do not underestimate the challenges and dangers @SeattleParks crews face during these encampment clearings. Wild.

Saw this styrofoam head with @MayorofSeattle’s name on it at a homeless encampment in Sturgus Park. Unclear who left it there. But the mutual aid/ “Stop The Sweeps Seattle” folks were on scene. They are not fans of the Mayor.

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.