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Leary Triangle Clean Up

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More Sweeps Happening

May 4, 2022 | For more than a year, the Leary Triangle homeless encampment in #Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood had its fair share of complaints about trash, drug use, and illegal activity. It’s on @seattledot property and being clear this week. Here’s a final look.

Leary Triangle homeless encampment sweep underway. Activists on site but so far no confrontations. This camp has been a thorn in the side of businesses in area, especially for @fremontbrewing, owned by @CMSaraNelson’s family. Crews more than halfway done.

Final sweep today at Ballard’s. Leary Triangle. Biz owners telling me they want @MayorofSeattle to know how much they appreciate follow through on promise to sweep problematic encampments that are public safety hazards. Also thanking @SeattleParks @SeattleSPU

Future of Leary Triangle

Biz owners nearby told me @CMDanStrauss wanted to turn this property into a dog park for this Ballard neighborhood. We shall see if that happens. In the meantime, even this RV is being towed today. Appears to be abandoned.

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.