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I don't know why they keep it as green space. Why not just build some sort of homeless housing on it? It's close to Harborview and all of the social service programs in Pioneer Square.
For the ones who aren't mentally able to stand the confinement or close quarters of a shelter, they're just being pushed to smaller and more sketchy locations. Shoving them from location to location to 'clear out' one area isn't servicing the problem, it's just moving it around. Fix one complaint by moving the cause to another location.
As a society, we either need to address their problems directly, finding housing or camping locations they can stand, help them get treatments and resources.
Just accept and admit that this IS our solution. Move them around and harass them until they die or treat them like criminals and lock them up.
It's effectively what we're doing now, we're just being passive-aggressive about it. People dying in the streets is directly the result of our current actions.
Help them or admit we're don't give a fuck.
See more here: Utah did it and saved $12,000 per person/year. Colorado did it and saved $26,000 per homeless person.
Lots of compassionate comments so far. @12 has nailed it.