I just read about the plan to put fences beneath the freeway to keep out homeless “campers.” The city of Seattle seems to think that by making life more difficult for the homeless, they will just go away. Can the city think of any more heartless approaches?
The population of the chronically homeless has dramatically dropped in Utah. Why can’t this be done here? Driving from Interstate 90 to the ferry yesterday, I noticed how many more high-rise office buildings have sprung up downtown. A small tax on these buildings or their occupants, including Amazon, which has helped to drive housing costs to astronomical heights, could easily fund some homes for the homeless.
Before I moved here in 1998, I thought of Seattle as a “progressive” city. Now I think of it as selfish.
Kathryn Keve, Bainbridge Island