Mayor Murray Torpedoed Advocates' Efforts to Reduce Encampment Sweeps. This Is His New Plan

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200 people total! they do know the need is 10X that, right?
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@1 Murray knows, he doesn't care!
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Ed is looking for an opportunity to look like the good guy. I wonder how much good this will really do as there will be no noticeable change in the growth of our homeless population. The problem will continue to compound as we enter the year of his re-election. Here's hoping there's strong competition.
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The plan to legalize camping on public city land would get zero unsheltered people into indoor housing. The mayor could at least have come up with a plan that does better than that, but instead he gives us... a plan that would get zero unsheltered people into indoor housing.

Ugh.
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"a nine-officer Seattle Police Department team to work with those outreach workers to `problem-solve the root causes behind some people’s criminal behavior.'"

So, kind of like the objectively-successful LEAD (Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion) program, but without all of the pesky credit-to-someone-besides-Ed-Murray parts?
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@5: Maybe throw in a bit of controlled-by-the-downtown-business-association as well? That's what we're looking at, right?
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@6

I don't see any mention of businesses at all in Heidi's post; are you getting that from some other source?
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@7: Murray will almost certainly weave this into the MID-run (MID = downtown business improvement area) multidisciplinary team. This won't be the first time the idea popped up. See http://www.capitolhillseattle.com/2016/0…
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"affordable housing...affordable housing.....affordable housing...oh wait we need to shift this issue back to committees ......affordable housing...why cant employers find anyone to work here?....affordable housing.....affordable housing........why are there so many homeless?......affordable housing...affordable housing...why are nurses and doctors so hard to recruit?......affordable housing........why arent people eating in our fancy, over-proced restaurants?.......affordable housing....affordable housing.......why are company's lower wage workers leaving the city?......affordable housing...affordable housing......here is my new plan!...affordable housing....affordable housing......affordable housing......why is crime up?.........affordable housing...affordable housing....affordable - oh screw it...I'm outta here!