CAMP SECOND CHANCE: City of Seattle sets meeting for comments on 2nd-year permit

Just announced at the monthly Camp Second Chance Community Advisory Committee meeting: The City of Seattle is reviewing whether to renew the permit for the sanctioned encampment to remain at its site on the city-owned Myers Way Parcels for a second year, and as part of the renewal process, a community meeting is now set for 6:30 pm Tuesday, March 20th, at the Joint Training Facility (which is near the camp, 9401 Myers Way S.) If you can’t make it to the meeting, you can e-mail comments to (write “Myers Way” in the subject line) and/or call 206-727-8496. The notice says comments will be accepted through April 5th.

Though the camp actually has been at the site for a year and a half (initially moving onto the Myers Way Parcels without authorization in summer 2016), its status as a city-sanctioned encampment didn’t officially start until March of last year, so that’s why the renewal discussion is happening now. We haven’t found the meeting announcement online yet but we photographed the flyer’s two pages – see them here and here.

Later tonight, we’ll publish our report on the rest of the meeting; the encampment also was discussed at this past Thursday’s North Highline Unincorporated Area Council meeting, and our report on that will be up soon too.

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One Response to “CAMP SECOND CHANCE: City of Seattle sets meeting for comments on 2nd-year permit”

  1. Should leave it alone. The area is kept clean, and they have a community together. Moving it would like saying eminent domain and taking everyone’s home on any block in the city. Disruption, shock, sadness and depression follows, and I think living in a tent in cold weather is depressing enough without being forced to move every three months (or even every year!).

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