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Community Meeting on Encampments Thursday, Nov. 18
On Nov. 8, Mayor Mike McGinn announced Seattle was exploring the viability of operating a City-sanctioned homeless encampment of up to 100 to 150 people at the former Sunny Jim peanut butter factory, located in the SODO district at Airport Way South and South Snoqualmie Street. The City plans to seek a nonprofit or other organization to manage the encampment, providing services to residents and data to the City.
The City will hold two community meetings this week to discuss this proposal. Deputy Mayor Darryl Smith will lead the meetings, and he and other City staff will be available to answer questions.
Both meetings will be held on Thursday, Nov. 18.
The first meeting is for adjacent businesses and will run from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at the City of Seattle sign shop, located on the south end of the Sunny Jim site at 4200 Airport Way.
The second meeting is for the general public and will run from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Showbox SODO, located at 1700 First Ave. S.
For more information regarding these meetings, please contact Elliott Day at 206-233-2664 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by: Katherine Schubert-Knapp