It’s Still Upside Down There are hundreds of encampments scattered across #Seattle. Go down S. Rainier Ave and check out the side streets including a former @BurgerKing now being used by homeless squatters. @cmkshama‘s district.
Next Challenge Acadia Healthcare’s controversial OPIOID CLINIC in #Lynnwood will open Monday. But disappointed neighbors remain energized and will closely monitor facility. @safeLynnwood says focus is now on SAFETY PLAN with all stakeholders. @WADeptHealth @GovInslee @KCGOP
Figure it Out That’s what parents and neighbors are demanding from state and city leaders after another violent incident at Ship Canal Bridge encampment in Wallingford. No end in sight. It’s been here more than a year. #Seattle @GovInslee @KC_RHA @WSDOT @WAStateCommerce @MayorofSeattle Homeless Death Tragic loss of life under Ship Canal Bridge encampment late Friday. Neighbors have been begging @wsdot @KC_RHA @WAStateCommerce to remove camp since last year. #Seattle can’t sweep, because it’s not city property. @MayorofSeattle Positive Signs Three empty houses were recently demolished on 5th Ave N. in Wallingford. Neighbors and city officials confirm homeless from Ship Canal Bridge encampment broke in to squat in those. Caused fire in one across street and accidentally burned it down. Read More ›
They’re Heroes @SeattleFire and @SeattlePD saved man’s life earlier today in #Seattle as he overdosed on #fentanyl. When will lawmakers realize this is a drug addiction crisis? You can’t build your way out of this! @GovInslee @MayorofSeattle @kcexec @SeattleCouncil @CMAndrewJLewis Changing Narrative We see it on 3rd Ave and Little Saigon daily. City leaders must now admit it’s an addiction crisis. Every encampment is littered with drug paraphernalia. Out of record 310 homeless deaths last year, majority were #fentanyl related. #Seattle Actual Breakdown of Homeless Deaths Seattle 2022 -70% fentanyl related. -18 homeless people died by homicide. -35 homeless people died from natural causes. -10 homeless people died from hypothermia or exposure. -7 homeless people died from suicide. https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/washington/articles/2023-01-16/fentanyl-fuels-record-homeless-deaths-in-seattle-area Stunning Read More ›
Close Call Once again, #Seattle crews cleared tents along 3rd Ave & Cherry St, block away from City Hall. I usually go back to see if anyone returned. Today, a deranged AXE WIELDING man came charging at me. Officials have to STOP this from coming back. @MayorofSeattle @GovInslee Danger to Community As I have reported before, area’s been cleared dozens of times. But many are not homeless and stay nearby at @DESCSeattle‘s Lyon building or Morrison. They set up “trap tents” to sell or do drugs. Worst kept secret. @MayorofSeattle @KC_RHA @kcexec#Seattle Back in November 2022 New Year same issues at 3rd Ave & Cherry St, one of most problematic areas in city. Many say they are not homeless. They Read More ›
Five Year Plan Today, @KC_RHA released strategy to “Dramatically Reduce Unsheltered Homelessness.” Agency says there will be “measurable, accountable success.” But it’s based on failed “HOUSING FIRST” policy. No requirements for drug addiction and mental health treatment. #Seattle Costs Nearly 12 Billion Bucks @KCCReaganDunn blasting @KC_RHA 5 year plan essentially saying the agency is focused on funding the wrong things. Says it will be a failure and black hole for tax payers. #Seattle#KingCounty#Bellevue#Kirkland#Redmond#FederalWay#Kent#Renton Mark Dones’s Baby Here is the Executive Summary. Click image below. #Seattle#KingCounty Quite A Read I’m still digesting @KC_RHA and Marc Dones’ game plan. Notice the agency is careful not to say this will end homelessness. Ultimately, what does success or failure look like after 5 years? Read More ›
Where’s the Accountability? @DESCSeattle properties remain a massive drain on #Seattle especially when city is already down officers. These units house formerly homeless, but do not require treatment for drug addiction or mental illness. This is the “HOUSING FIRST” model in action. DESC Problems #Seattle‘s first homicide of year on Jan. 2 happened inside CANADAY HOUSE. @DESCSeattle properties deal with high rates of complaints and 911 calls. Units house formerly homeless, drug addicts, and people struggling with mental health issues. Complaints Stacking Up Homeowners near @DESCSeattle’s Clement Place(“HOUSING FIRST”model) documented numerous problems caused by some residents. Fights, drugs, attempted burglary. Neighbors claim DESC building managers are ignoring them. #seattleicestorm Downtown Disaster City has cleared tents off 3rd Ave and Cherry Read More ›
Repeat Performance Monday, I arrived after crews removed Ballard encampment near Fred Meyer and Albert Lee stores. City cleared several times in past. Few homeless fellas returned and showed me how to get high off fentanyl residue.
Absolute Tragedy Earlier, I walked through growing encampment near @LIHIhousing Cate Apartments in Greenwood. Saw 3 guys completely shredded on fentanyl/”blues.” This is PROOF POSITIVE an addiction crisis. Back in December Look how minor this situation was @LIHIhousing Cate Apartments just a few weeks ago. @CampSiteSeattle first to report on this. City had ample warning, but nothing was done and more campers are setting up. Hot Mess At least this spot across street from @LIHIhousing Cate Apartments got cleaned up and fenced off. For months, homeless took over former Georgia’s Greek Restaurant parking lot in Greenwood.
Momentum Builds #Lynnwood protesters hit streets for second weekend in a row to fight Acadia Healthcare’s controversial OPIOD CLINIC near Boys & Girls Club. @safeLynnwood organizers promising to protect community and now calling in more reinforcements. @WADeptHealth @GovInslee Same Concerns @safeLynnwood community coalition is worried about drug dealers preying on addicts, crime increasing, and more tents going up nearby since some clients are homeless. They’re also trying to find out if any clients are registered sex offenders.