Council member Sally Bagshaw has called a special meeting of her Human Services and Public Health Committee for Friday morning to consider releasing funds designated for addressing the homeless crisis.
Early last week, the City Council sent a letter to the School Board expressing its concern over the possibility that before- and after-school childcare programs might get bumped off of school properties next year. Late last week, the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Larry Nyland, responded.
Lots going on today. Homeless encampments for RV’s, criticism of the city’s sweeps of unauthorized encampments, and potential regulation of Airbnb top the list.
The City Council met this afternoon to consider a resolution ratifying Mayor Murray’s emergency order this week related to opening up two new homeless encampments for people living out of their vehicles. In the end, they ratified a modified version of the emergency order, adding some additional requirements.
The Seattle School Board has pushed out its vote on extending its orca card program to more students.
Tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon at 3:30 the full Council will take up the Mayor’s emergency order establishing two encampments for homeless people living out of their car or RV.
Efforts to deal with the homelessness crisis in Seattle dominate the news this morning because of two events that happened yesterday.
This morning Council member Rob Johnson circulated a letter to his fellow Council members asking the Seattle School Board to delay its decision on closing on-site before and after school care programs next year.
This morning three Seattle city staff members had the unpleasant duty of briefing the City Council on the city’s approach to removing unauthorized homeless encampments.
This morning’s news coverage touches on expected announcements from the city about homeless encampments for people living in their vehicles, including RV’s.