If you’ve been to our site before you know that Seattle has a very real homeless crisis. If you haven’t visited us before, just type “Seattle” or “homeless” in our search button and you’ll find plenty of stories about the homeless criminals and bureaucrats’ inaction to actually solving the problem.
Between the city and King County, they spend more than $1 BILLION a year to try and solve the problem. Apparently that much money is not enough. It’s NEVER enough.
Imagine my surprise when I saw this headline at one of my favorite Seattle news web sites: “Shortage of Seattle public bathrooms creating wave of waste.”
A much more appropriate, albeit longer, headline would be: Due to progressive policies of coddling the mentally ill and substance-abusing homeless criminals and repeat offenders leads to more people living on the streets and creating a public health crisis due to human feces deposited throughout the city.
The details from this obvious misleading headline at MyNorthwest.com include the following:
“A shortage of public bathrooms in Seattle, paired with a rising tide of people living outside, has created a wave of waste: This year so far, Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) cleaners have responded to 6,456 reports of human feces just in the retail core of downtown, which already exceeds the entirety of incidents last year.
Members of Seattle City Council have moved on a solution, allocating almost $1.3 million in next year’s proposed city budget to buy and staff five “mobile bathroom facilities.” Don’t imagine port-a-potties: These would be bathrooms on wheels, with hand-washing stations, needle disposal, and a staff person to clean them and make sure no one sleeps or uses drugs inside.
The latest homeless count for Seattle/King County showed that there are 11,199 people experiencing homelessness countywide.
In a city where discussions around homelessness became very divisive in the run-up to the 2019 city council elections, the Board of Health declared homelessness a public health disaster over a year ago.”
Read the whole MyNorthwest.com story here.
As I mentioned in a post this past week, Seattle residents just re-elected three councilmember incumbents. They DESERVE what they vote for.
Congratulations Seattle voters, you’re on your way to possibly rivaling the streets of San Francisco!