The following was receieved via email today from Thomas Whittemore, Neighborhood District Coordinator, North Region.
Last month, the Mayor’s Office released a list of seven potential City-owned sites that could be used for sanctioned tent encampments. Three of the sites were recommended for use in 2015, and one of those sites is 2826 NW Market Street in the Ballard neighborhood.
I invite you to a community meeting in Ballard to hear from City staff about:
The ordinance passed by City Council in March that allows sanctioned tent encampments on City-owned or private land in non-residential zones.
· The selection process to identify possible City-owned sites.
· The operations of and conditions for sanctioned encampments.
· The additional work that the City of Seattle is doing to address the crisis of homelessness.
Staff from the Human Services Department, the Department of Planning and Development, and the Department of Neighborhoods will be on hand to answer questions and discuss their work.
Date: Wednesday, August 12
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm
Location: Leif Erickson Hall, 2245 NW 57th St, Seattle, WA 98107
If you have questions about the meeting, please contact Thomas Whittemore at (206) 684-4096 or Thomas.Whittemore@seattle.gov