We Need To Talk

Join us for a facilitated community conversation about the homelessness crisis in Seattle. We will identify shared community values, consider systemic and cultural issues that contribute to homelessness, and evaluate different approaches to resolving this complex crisis. ABOUT THE PROGRAM: This event will not be a presentation but an open-group conversation led by two trained […]

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City council to vote on head tax repeal

In a surprising about-face, Seattle City Council president Bruce Harrell has introduced an ordinance — for a vote in Tuesday’s council meeting — that would repeal the head tax. The announcement was followed by a statement this afternoon from Mayor Jenny Durkan and seven councilmembers. “We heard you,” it said. “It is clear that the […]

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Police sweep campers in Ballard Commons

Tuesday PM update: The city of Seattle said its “navigation team” — specially-trained police officers and outreach workers — discovered two people and three structures in Ballard Commons Park on Monday morning. Both people declined the city’s offer for shelter. Spokesperson Will Lemke tells My Ballard that the city visited the unsanctioned encampment earlier this […]

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