Politics Important Public Hearing Next Monday at Seattle Center
posted by January 23 at 9:30 AMon
To get up-to-date on the issue, check out Real Change, which has been doing a series of reports on the new proposal.
Also check out Real Change Executive Director Tim Harris’s blog. He’s pretty fired up:
It is unacceptable to allow the work of ending homelessness to be confused with the systematic practice of eradicating the evidence. By harassing homeless campers out of the city, we only deepen their misery and decrease the odds that they will ever find the services they need.
This week, Seattle will hold the Annual One Night Homeless Count. More than 700 volunteers will fan out through the city in the middle of the night to assess whether we’re winning or losing the war.
By turning the fight against homelessness into an attack upon the homeless themselves, the Mayor has undermined the integrity of the longest-running, most sophisticated homeless count effort in the nation.
This is profoundly sad. And sadder still if he gets away with it.