Seattle and King County: Act now to protect people, parks, and our shared environment

New Seattle Coalition Offers Hope for People, Parks, and Public Spaces

As a City, we need to greatly increase the efficacy of our response to unsheltered homelessness by focusing resources on behavioral health services and emergency and permanent housing. This includes addressing and considering the individual needs of each unsheltered person. By focusing resources in these areas, we can better support individuals and address the conflictsContinue reading “New Seattle Coalition Offers Hope for People, Parks, and Public Spaces”

These new proposals and plans need community support to become reality

Share the petition and help us reach the 20,000 supporter milestone! As our petition has quickly gained over 9,000 supporters, community leaders have stepped up with proposals to meaningfully address the humanitarian crisis that has been unfolding in Seattle for years. Councilmember Lewis proposes building 800 new tiny homes in 2021 Seattle City Councilmember AndrewContinue reading “These new proposals and plans need community support to become reality”

Five years before the pandemic it was a ‘state of emergency’. Now it is beyond words.

For decades, Seattle had a reputation for being one of the most caring, beautiful and clean cities in the world. Today there are no words to adequately describe what Seattle has become. Even the photographs below cannot come close to capturing the scale of the crisis that continues to unfold here. There are now thousandsContinue reading “Five years before the pandemic it was a ‘state of emergency’. Now it is beyond words.”

After years of benign neglect its time to finally treat homelessness as the humanitarian crisis that it truly is

by Kay Smith-Blum I have been an active member of our community since the early ‘80s, raising millions for education and many worthy causes as well as serving as a public official (Seattle School board 2009-13). In my four-plus decades in Seattle, I have never been more disappointed in our city and county leadership. OurContinue reading “After years of benign neglect its time to finally treat homelessness as the humanitarian crisis that it truly is”

Act now to save lives

Thousands of people are fighting to survive in cold, wet weather in city parks and green spaces at a time when thousands of clean, warm, and hygienic indoor spaces are available in King County. Tragically, many people suffering in unhealthy, unsanitary conditions are dying of neglect. We can and must do better. Related stories: Medical Examiner’sContinue reading “Act now to save lives”

A fifteen year history of our expanding homeless crisis and a call for a true emergency response

You can always count on Americans to do the right thing, after they’ve tried everything else — Winston Churchill Seattle is one of the most educated, wealthy and generous places in the United States. Every year, the residents of King County spend over $1 billion on homelessness. In the City of Seattle spending has moreContinue reading “A fifteen year history of our expanding homeless crisis and a call for a true emergency response”


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