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Edmonds forms community homelessness task force

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Last updated 9/15/2021 at 8:50pm

Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson announced Wednesday, Sept. 15, his plan to form a community task force on homelessness to provide recommendations on how best to respond to issues facing unhoused residents.

In a news release, Nelson said, "the task force will balance compassion for unhoused individuals with the rights of all city residents in formulating potential near-term solutions.

Recommendations are expected in early January.

"Homelessness is not a new issue in our city and region," Nelson said. "However, the COVID-19 pandemic has put some people in the vulnerable position of losing their h...

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