A 'last resort' tool for those who refuse help
Last updated 4/21/2022 at 9:26am
In 2021, an in-depth look at the difficult issue of homelessness was conducted in Edmonds. I was pleased to serve on this mayor-initiated task force.
Most of the actions and remedies recommended focused on the underlying causes of homelessness, on homelessness prevention, and on human services to help those in crisis.
In addition, the task force recommended a "last resort" tool for the rare cases when those experiencing homelessness are refusing help and additionally refuse to move on from a public space.
I support the addition of this "last resort" tool, and as council president have put...