March 9, 2017 at 11:01 am #56305
A camp is reforming under the Freeway near 5th and 42nd. There are 4 tents now and garbage and shopping carts are starting to accumulate.March 9, 2017 at 11:14 am #56306
Watched a dude (high or drunk) defecate in the grass there in full view of parents and children this morning. Not OK. And there are already syringes and open dealing there and up 5th Ave NE.
Surely there’s guidelines about being next to an elementary school?March 10, 2017 at 3:31 pm #56308
Wonder why Mayor Murray isn’t including this in his Find It, Fix It walk? LOLZMarch 13, 2017 at 11:11 am #56323
Let’s give him some little baggies and have him fix it himself. Maybe incentivize him with the idea that you could build forty or fifty high end condos in the wedge under the bridge. Could call it Trolle Heights West.March 16, 2017 at 11:58 am #56357
More Tents went up last night, and these are some scary dudes in there. There is a man that is constantly brandishing a switch blade knife and speaking gibberish. He made sure I saw it a couple times when I was near.
On Tuesday one of them took a gigantic crap on the sidewalk in full view of people and cars driving by. Maybe its the same guy Frankie saw a few days before.
I called the police this morning at 1am when two men dressed head to toe in black were trying to force the chain and lock on the gate so they could bring their bikes through. They worked on it for 10 minutes as I was on the phone with 911. Police never came or called me.
I am putting my house up for sale.March 17, 2017 at 11:48 am #56358
@josh – The developers waiting to put up townhouses on your property thank you wholeheartedly!March 18, 2017 at 9:10 am #56364
It is true that the developers will be very happy about your house for sale. I hope you change your mind. Hate to hype you leave.March 18, 2017 at 1:08 pm #56367
I submitted a report through the SPD website. Was careful to note only stuff I have personally observed, but open drug use, brandishing a switchblade and defecating on the sidewalk shouldn’t be acceptable in any location, but least of all an elementary school.
I get hives thinking about someone with a mental illness or in a substance fugue, wandering into their playground or into the building itself.
I’d encourage folks who share this concern and have witnessed worrying behavior (living in a tent is not in and of itself concerning) to submit reports also.March 29, 2017 at 2:33 pm #56503
I’m a daily bike commuter who passes under freeway every day in a.m. and p.m.
Yesterday evening a 4-squad-car + 1 fire-truck response was happening on the hillside during rush hour. Looked like an EMT situation so I assumed it was an OD, but hopefully not something violent. All my kiddos are at JSIS so I’ve started keeping an eye out for needles and thankfully haven’t seen any yet along 40th but the garbage is definitely starting to pile up. Good to know about report option via spd website.March 31, 2017 at 7:45 pm #56533
I raked up a bunch of garbage under the freeway today. One of the few remaining tents left so I took the opportunity to make it look a little nicer. I am actually having trouble selling my house right now.
The filth from just a few tents in less than a month is appalling. There are a thousand needles in what I raked up. I am not exaggerating. If you dont believe me just go under there and look at what the rake left behind. There are orange caps everywhere and most of the needles are raked up behind the jersey barrier. Some are still just in piles and scattered.
I didnt dare pick anything up.April 1, 2017 at 9:16 am #56535
Can we flood our council “representative” Rob Johnson’s email with our concerns? [email protected]April 2, 2017 at 9:00 am #56569
Those bums are the developers’ friend: they force property prices lower so they can buy them and make more profit.
Mayor Murray is the developers’ friend. He (and many on the Council) promotes laws with sweetheart deals for them and run departments that regularly give them whatever they want.
Everyone but you is a friend. Your house value is of no concern to them.
Good luck.April 3, 2017 at 10:08 am #56572
I don’t know if the developers benefit so much, directly – if they can’t do something about it after they acquire the property, it’s going keep value down when they sell it too.
Murray though is sure willing to try to capitalize on it. When he came the University District last summer to make a speech about the high rise upzone he and Rob Johnson are giving the UW and Vulcan, he made it a homeless housing issue, which is so far from any connection with reality that it illustrates the contempt city hall has for its constituency, who they think will swallow anything.
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