Council approves RV safe lots, third encampment

Today Seattle Mayor Ed Murray issued the following statement after the Seattle City Council unanimously approved the mayor’s emergency order issued on Tuesday that establishes two safe lots for families and individuals living in recreational vehicles and cars, as well as the third permitted tent encampment within the city:

“Thanks to the Council for the quick approval of emergency order that will provide a safer, cleaner environment for some of those who are homeless. By organizing better sanitation and centralizing the delivery of human services for those in need, we will work to move them to permanent housing as quickly as possible. While these aren’t long-term solutions, they do allow us to respond to more of the impacts of unpermitted parking and tents in neighborhoods around the city.”