Second year for Camp Second Chance? Community meeting just announced

We’re covering the Camp Second Chance Community Advisory Committee meeting right now, as we do each month, and there’s one bulletin so far: The city is reviewing whether to renew the permit for the sanctioned encampment to remain at its site on the city-owned Myers Way Parcels for a second year, and as part of the renewal process, a community meeting has just been announced for 6:30 pm Tuesday, March 20th, at the Joint Training Facility (which is near the camp, 9401 Myers Way S.) If you can’t make it to the meeting, you can e-mail comments to homelessness@seattle.gov (you’re asked to write “Myers Way” in the subject line) and/or call 206-727-8496. The notice says comments will be accepted through April 5th. Though the camp actually has been at the site for a year and a half already, its status as a city-sanctioned encampment didn’t officially start until March of last year. We haven’t found the meeting announcement online yet but we photographed the flyer’s two pages – see them here and here. Our report on the rest of the meeting will be up later today/tonight.

12 Replies to "Second year for Camp Second Chance? Community meeting just announced"

  • Question Authority March 4, 2018 (2:36 pm)

    As part of this extension, what and when is Seattle and WSDOT going deal with the unsanctioned disaster across the street that feeds off this one.  All the advocates that support Camp second chance must have a out-of-sight out-of-mind attitude to continually ignore the blatant trespassing and destruction of land no more than a hundred feet away.  It’s certainly not out of sight and continually in one’s mind if you drive by it twice a day like I do.

    • WSB March 4, 2018 (3:05 pm)

      There was sone info about that today. And I’ll be following up with WSDOT tomorrow.

  • Rick March 4, 2018 (3:41 pm)

    Throw more millions at it!

  • PW March 4, 2018 (5:49 pm)

    The impact to the surrounding neighborhoods, crime, trash and lack of any ability to control the drugs and crime should be a game changer having this in any neighborhood. I am sorry for those that are homeless, families, children and those  that are drug free. 

    Wake up Seattle and give the rest of us who live here a break.  Take more of the city abandoned buildings  and house the homeless, with police oversight.  Putting these camps in our neighborhoods is moving the problem out of your eyesight.

    You cannot tell us the increased crime rate is not a result of the homeless drug camps.’

  • PW March 4, 2018 (5:49 pm)

    The impact to the surrounding neighborhoods, crime, trash and lack of any ability to control the drugs and crime should be a game changer having this in any neighborhood. I am sorry for those that are homeless, families, children and those  that are drug free. 

    Wake up Seattle and give the rest of us who live here a break.  Take more of the city abandoned buildings  and house the homeless, with police oversight.  Putting these camps in our neighborhoods is moving the problem out of your eyesight.

  • dsa March 4, 2018 (7:12 pm)

    Move them completely out of West Seattle

    • Felix Grounds March 5, 2018 (8:14 am)

      To where?

      • McGruff March 6, 2018 (7:26 pm)

        How about some of Seattle’s tonier neighborhoods like Capitol Hill, Magnolia Bluff, Queen Anne, Mount Baker, and Madison Park? Why do Seattle’s middle- and working-class neighborhoods have to be the dumping grounds for these poorly managed settlements and the squalid ‘hobo jungles’ full of drug-addicted camp followers that inevitably spring up.

        Maybe when Seattle’s upper crust gets to experience up close and personal the needles, feces, car prowls, package thefts, burglaries, assaults, and occasional murder they’ll re-think the current ‘all carrot and no stick’ approach to our burgeoning vagrancy problem.

    • Question Authority March 5, 2018 (9:13 am)

      That little ear of land jutting out and barely in the City limits hardly qualifies as West Seattle.  It’s at the extreme Southern end and more a Rat City suburb putting most of the fallout on the County. Thanks Seattle, how about moving it dead center of your massive holdings, instead of on your neighbors.

  • jissy March 5, 2018 (8:03 am)

    Question Authority:  You may want to sign this and pass it on:

    https://petitions.moveon.org/sign/eliminate-and-clean-up?source=c.em&r_by=7556745

  • John Walling March 5, 2018 (4:57 pm)

    Doh!

    Mentioning “homelessness” is like throwing red meat to an attack dog.

    The article was about renewing the Camp Second Chance permit for  a second year. Focus, people. Focus.

    John Walling
    Arrowhead Gardens

  • a concerned Seattle neighbor March 20, 2018 (4:17 pm)

    Please, please see the area across the street on Myers way from this camp and along the stretch of HWY 509 South! I’ve reported this to the City and it’s gotten worse with homeless people and trash in our beautiful city! 

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