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Broken Down at the First Ave Bridge

The view from high above the First Avenue Bridge is breathtaking, with downtown Seattle on the horizon. But as you get closer to the ground, it looks like a third world country below.  Read More ›
Bruce Harrell Unveils Homeless Plan

Mayor Harrell Discusses Housing for Homeless

Clear Distinction @MayorofSeattle announced that most of the outreach, support services, shelter referrals, and anything to do with getting homeless into housing will now be in the hands of @KC_RHA. The Mayor’s office will still be handling encampment clearings and enforcement. Accountability It’s now very clear. All the questions about the hundreds of millions of dollars being poured into “housing first,” must now be directed at @KC_RHA. And CEO Marc Dones is asking for millions more for this plan. Who’s following the money trail and tracking results? City Outreach Still Happening Btw, @MayorofSeattle office will retain control of the HOPE Team, so shelter referrals and beds set aside for that team stay with the City.

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Robert Marbut on Seattle Mayor’s Homeless Plan

Right after the Mayor of Seattle unveiled his plan I turned to former federal homelessness czar Dr. Robert Marbut Jr. for analysis. He’s worked for the Bush, Trump, and Biden administrations and says mental health and addiction support must be more of a priority. Read More ›
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Aerial photo of the Seattle from Queen Anne
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Mayor Bruce Harrell Announces One Seattle Homelessness Action Plan

On May 31, 2022, Mayor Bruce Harrell makes major announcements regarding the City’s efforts to address homelessness. Mayor Harrell reveals the City’s public facing dashboard and detail ongoing and future efforts to address the homelessness crisis. Read More ›
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Seattle Businesses Use “Eco-Blocks” to Prevent Return of Encampments

Following Up It’s unclear if @MayorofSeattle will have a plan to prevent campers from returning after these encampment clearings in Seattle. But in some spots, we are already seeing more biz owners bring in planters and concrete blocks. Happened a few days ago in Little Saigon. Not Allowed @seattledot keeps saying anyone caught putting these blocks down on a public street or sidewalk could he fined $2K. But so far, only warnings. At this point, many biz owners and neighbors say they’re willing to take chance, rather than see tents or RV’s return. Block Party Georgetown RV enforcement/clean up aftermath from last week. Biz’s now busting out “eco-blocks” at 7th/Fidalgo until city leaders address: How do you prevent campers from Read More ›

Robert Marbut Interview

Robert Marbut on America’s Homelessness Crisis, Strategies for Uplifting the Homeless, and Effective Government Policies

Homelessness has reached crisis proportions. Few issues of human dignity are as heart wrenching as the wretched scenes in our most prosperous cities—San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, and Seattle—where one can drive down main thoroughfares and be confronted with tent encampments lining streets that provide scant shelter for thousands of destitute people. Read More ›
Bruce Harrell Presser

Mayoral Update on Seattle’s Homeless Crisis

@MayorofSeattle held press conference today alongside @CMDanStrauss and CEO of @KC_RHA Marc Dones to address Woodland Park and latest on Seattle’s homeless crisis. Lots of new nuggets. I will break down highlights below. Read More ›
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Homeless encampment at Peoples Park, a historic site of political activism
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Massive Clean Up at Woodland Park

Eve of Massive Sweep Tuesday morning, Woodland Park will finally be cleared. Campers are scrambling to leave with help of outreach workers. This may be largest homeless encampment sweep under @MayorofSeattle. Area so massive, it is scheduled to happen over several days. On the Move @SeattleParks giving homeless campers rides out of Woodland Park today before Tuesday’s sweep. Several gracious campers spoke to me about their next steps. Several people like “Cassandra” have found a place to stay with the help of city outreach workers. #Seattle Not Again Earlier today, I was at Woodland Park trying to document this sprawling homeless encampment before it’s cleared. Out of nowhere comes this far left activist with “Stop the Sweeps Seattle.” She’s a Read More ›

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Seattle Parks Targeted for Retaliation

Multiple sources say homeless activists trashed @SeattleParks HQ on Dexter Ave. in #Seattle over the weekend. More than a dozen windows broken, several city cars spray painted/vandalized. They also left threatening msg saying, “You sweep, we attack. You sweep we strike.” Read More ›