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Christopher Kirk’s Op-Ed mirrored my growing dismay with the Seattle City Council’s approach to managing and responding to the homelessness crisis.

It feels like my once livable, beautiful and tolerant city is in a death spiral. Today’s young families are afraid to let their kids roam freely in our parks. We didn’t lock our doors the first 10 years I lived in the city. I biked on city streets for 40 years. Today, I bus and walk often, but as I’ve become less mobile with slower response times, I am grateful to have a car parked nearby.

The city absolutely must gain control of its spending before I approve another tax on anything.

Anna Rudd, Seattle