Shelter for the Homeless in the Emerald City?

In Seattle, a mayor-appointed citizens’ panel has concluded that the city should put a permanent homeless encampment on city land and make certain parks and the basement of City Hall available to people with nowhere else to sleep. According to a report in The Seattle Times, panel members were sent a list of potential sites for a permanent, city-sanctioned encampments that could facilitate between 100 to 150 people. The mayor’s office, however, would not release the list of possible locations until panel members were able to conduct a complete review.

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