Responding to Unsanctioned Homeless Encampments in King County

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Your Update on What's Happening at the King County Council  

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

In an effort to increase King County’s response to homelessness, this week I proposed legislation that would create a public-facing dashboard showing all unsanctioned homeless encampments across King County. This legislation also requests a comprehensive plan to remove the camps and connect those who are living there with shelter and services.

Allowing homeless encampments in our communities is not only detrimental to the people who live, work, or recreate nearby–it's also not what is best for those who are left living on the streets or in public spaces. King County should be doing more to encourage them to access services that can help get their lives back on track. Especially at a time when we are ramping up investments in those services, it’s reasonable and fair to expect them to be utilized.

I will continue to update you on this legislation as it is considered in committee. In the meantime, you can read more about it here.

All my best,

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Reagan Dunn
King County Councilmember
District 9

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