Mayor Ed Murray will be giving a live televised address this evening on one of the most challenging issues facing our city: homelessness.
As many readers are aware, the issue is particularly topical in our neighborhood especially with the opening of the Ballard Nicklesville encampment last year and with the homeless ‘safe-lot’ set to open in the old Yankee Diner parking lot on Shilshole and 24th in the near future.
Our Neighborhood District Coordinator Thomas Whittemore is encouraging locals to tune into the address and released the following statement:
The Administration has worked tirelessly to address this multi-dimensional issue, while at the same time, homelessness also invokes strong emotional reactions coupled with very divergent views about how best to tackle the problem.
This evening, the Mayor will frame the challenges we face as a community, offer his thoughts on how we must proceed and provide a call-to-action for all of us.
The Mayor’s address will take place at Mary’s Place starting at 7:30 p.m. It will be aired on Seattle Channel (Channel 21 on Comcast & Wave) and streamed online here.
“I encourage all of you to tune in and join us for this important speech,” says Whittemore.