Mayor Murray hires director of homelessness

Mayor Ed Murray announced on Tuesday that George Scarola will serve as the City’s first ever cabinet-level director of homelessness. Scarola will be responsible for leading the City’s homelessness efforts across departments, providing oversight and evaluation of outcomes, strategic guidance, and leading community engagement. “Homelessness is a national epidemic, leaving cities like Seattle stepping in to […]

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Mayor Murray to give live televised address on homelessness

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 […]

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