On way to long-term changes, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan quietly clears homeless camps

August Drake-Ericson, operations manager with Seattle’s Navigation Team, speaks with the resident of a tent near Alaskan Way South in Seattle. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)
August Drake-Ericson, operations manager with Seattle’s Navigation Team, speaks with the resident of a tent near Alaskan Way South in Seattle. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times))

Durkan says her approach to homelessness is consistent with her 2017 campaign promises. “I still believe strongly that leaving people in place, in inhumane and unsafe conditions, is not a strategy the city can have.”

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