Rufo recently wrote a policy paper that was published in City Journal, “Seattle Under Siege: How Seattle’s Homelessness Policy Perpetuates the Crisis and How We Can Fix It,” which he plans to discuss at the meeting. The article is the result of a year’s worth of research that aimed to understand how the city is handling homelessness.
From Rufo’s paper:
As I delved into the story, I discovered that the real battle isn’t being waged in the tents, under the bridges, or in the corridors of City Hall. Rather, there’s a deeper, ideological war that’s currently being won by a loose alliance of four major power centers: the socialist intellectuals, the compassion brigades, the homeless-industrial complex, and the addiction evangelists. Together, these four groups have framed the political debate, diverted hundreds of millions of dollars towards favored projects, and recruited a large phalanx of well-intentioned voters who have bought into the “politics of unlimited compassion.”
The community forum is planned for Thursday, December 6, from 6pm to 8pm at GenCare Lifestyle in the Ballard Landmark (5433 Leary Ave NW). Spaces are limited — to reserve a seat, click here.
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