It Was Inevitable
First tent just showed up to the Leary Triangle in Ballard. City removed the fencing and concrete blocks around this parcel last week, hoping to turn this into a dog park. Meanwhile, the tent encampments in the area continue to expand. The 72 hour parking rule is being enforced, but the RV’s keep coming back. Councilmember Dan Strauss (@CMDanStrauss) has his hands full. Marc Dones and the @KingCoRHA needs to do more outreach here. I counted at least 30 tents and RV’s in this area alone. No end in sight for this part of #Seattle. @GovInslee @kcexec @MayorofSeattle @seattlecouncil @KCCouncil @SeattleParks @seattledot
Block Party’s Over…Sort of
Earlier this month, SDOT removed the blocks around Leary Triangle. But no sign of any other concrete slabs being removed by the city even though it’s technically a violation. #Seattle
At least we know the city is trying to improve this area. But with tents coming back into the Leary Triangle, focus also has to be on enforcement before it spirals out of control.
I think it’s fair to say neighbors do not want a repeat of Leary Triangle encampment that was left to flourish for more than a year. #Seattle