Save the Flowers. Lose the Humans.
Homelessness is a thorny problem and according to Lake City’s community leaders, it demands a thorny solution.
That’s why at a recent neighborhood meeting they moved to replace the Lake City mini-park’s current flora with “abrasive plants — to discourage sleeping in flower beds,ā€¯ according to this month’s Seattle Neighborhood News.
The group is also installing around the flowerbed an ornate-but-foreboding “English-styleā€¯ wrought iron fence, a design that’s sure to bring colonial flair to the unpleasant business of rousting vagrants.
If this doesn’t work, go with land mines. Or quick sand. Or flesh-eating Amazonian ants. Or a job — but only as a last resort.