O’Brien, Herbold, Johnson and Sawant introduce homeless encampment ordinance

Four council members just sent out a press release announcing that they are introducing an ordinance to address the city’s protocols on cleaning up homeless encampments, based upon the legislation proposed last month by homeless advocates. It’s unclear whether they have a fifth vote to get it added to the Introduction and Referral Calendar this afternoon (but we’ll know shortly).   The text of the press release: Councilmember Rob Johnson Councilmember Lisa Herbold Councilmember Mike O’Brien Councilmember Kshama Sawant   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 6, 2016 Councilmembers Unveil Legislation: New Rules for Encampment Clear Outs   SEATTLE – Councilmembers Rob …

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