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Proposed homeless ordinance is not enforceable | Guest View


Last updated 5/5/2022 at 9:40am

Dear Mayor Nelson and City Council:

I am writing to express opposition to the proposed ordinance regarding unlawful occupation of public property.

As your state representative, former city councilmember, and chair of the Housing, Human Services, and Veterans committee in Olympia, I fully appreciate the frustration our constituents (and we) feel about the crisis of homelessness that is affecting every community in our state.

It is up to us as elected officials to develop policy that is effective, enforceable, and compassionate. Unfortunately, the proposed ordinance, as written, fails to hit...

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