There are so many unresolved homeless encampments in Seattle. But this one in Greenwood behind the Fred Meyer keeps getting worse. I counted close to 30 tents, including one with a door.
Neighbors keep flooding my DM’s saying the city along with Councilmember Dan Strauss (@CMDanStrauss) are ignoring the problem. Same issues: open air drug use, more crime, yelling at all hours of the day, trash spilling out into the streets, etc. There’s also concern this place is being used as a CHOP SHOP. One guy told me he was sawing off the metal part of a brand new hose line to sell at a local scrap yard. Perfectly legal, as long as it’s not stolen.
On a related note, neighbor Sean Gaston walked by and showed me his receipt for groceries totally unsolicited. That’s because he was implying some of the people out here steal, while he works his butt off to pay for everything he owns. The reasonable people of this city are just getting tired of this cycle. By the way if you’re keeping count, this encampment’s already been cleared several times in the past year. Remind me again why the city allows it to come back?
Neighbors have been complaining for weeks. Still no action.