THURSDAY: Myers Way homelessness in the spotlight @ North Highline Unincorporated Area Council

As announced by the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council:

North Highline Unincorporated Area Council Meeting

When: Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 7 pm

Where: North Highline Fire Station at 1243 SW 112th Street in White Center 
 (Parking and Entrance are in the Back of the Station)

The Opportunity to Be Informed, Be Involved and Be Heard!

Please join NHUAC, King County Councilmember Joe McDermott, Sheriff John Urquhart, Senior Deputy County Executive Fred Jarrett, and Seattle’s Director of Homelessness, George Scarola, in what is sure to be an important conversation about homelessness on Myers Way.

The Committee to End Homelessness was supposed to complete its mission by 2015. It didn’t. Homelessness continues to increase. Some of the reasons are economic inequality, skyrocketing rents, and the elimination of affordable housing, especially in Seattle. Research shows that every $100 rent increase leads to a 15 percent increase in the number of people pushed into homelessness.

Many found Myers Way. Camp Second Chance was eventually sanctioned by Seattle. However, there are an unknown number of campers living in the woods surrounding Camp Second Chance. Residents of North Highline and Seattle have been frustrated with the changes along Myers Way. It is time to have a conversation!

Good of the Order: Do you have something of community import on your mind? Join us and share!

See you Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 7 pm – Because Knowledge Is Power!

P.S. The community advisory committee for Camp Second Chance met today, and we’ll have that report sometime in the next 24 hours.


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2 Responses to “THURSDAY: Myers Way homelessness in the spotlight @ North Highline Unincorporated Area Council”

  1. North Highline Unincorporated Area Council Says:

    State Representative Joe Fitzgibbon will also be joining us.

  2. Question Mark Says:

    Also coming up soon for the North Highline community, the Westside Community Service Area North Highline 20 year Community Plan update. Both North Highline/White Center and West Hill/Skyway are due to begin soon as the Vashon community plan initiated in 2016 is now before the King County Council. (See the King County website [1] for details about the planned process.)

    Zoning, Annexation, Equity/Social Justice lens … My oh my … !! …

    [1] http://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/permitting-environmental-review/community-service-area-plan.aspx

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