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Murray wants more tent cities for the homeless

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SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says the city needs more tent cities to respond to homelessness and illegal camping.

The mayor proposed an ordinance Wednesday to allow three tent cities on unused lots in non-residential zones.

The tent cities would be operated by social service organizations under 12-month permits.

The proposal now goes to the City Council.

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9 comments

  • Paul&Kathy

    What a great idea!! More street human trash, more defecating on the street, more street beggars, more stabbings and robberies. Just like San Francisco. Seattle’s mayor is a genius…………a real liberal.

  • Skip

    Seattle needs to roll-up the welcome matt for the homeless demographic.There are jobs here for skilled tech workers, but recent immigrants have a corner on the unskilled labor. Things have changed in the last 30 years and the cost of living has gone way up, which leaves a lot of people adrift. Harder to get your foot in the door.

  • Skip

    The homeless caravans in Ballard are trashing the neighborhood with the leftovers from their parties. They do not seem to care about the community or the litter problem they leave behind. I don’t know what the solution is, but more tent camping doesn’t sound right. They need job training, drug and alcohol counseling.

  • Derek

    Im so glad he wants more tent cities. I mean they are just human beings why would we turn abandoned buildings that serve no purpose into shelters when we can place these people in tents in the cold.
    I like it.
    Tents are good for these people. They do not deserve to be in a building that was once abandoned. Lets leave the buildings alone and stick these humans in tents.
    MY DOG HAS HIS OWN HOUSE. ITS CALLED A DOG HOUSE.
    My dog is better than these humans.