Is another showdown ahead at the “Nickelsville” homeless-camp site on the eastern edge of West Seattle (2nd SW and Highland Park Way, as reported here Saturday morning)? We happened to get a photo of the “trespass notice” earlier today (above) and had been checking into its implications – now we’ve received an update from Nickelsville spokesperson Revel Nt:
TODAY Washington State Department of Transportation posted an undated trespass notice at the Nickelsville encampment.
Governor Gregoire’s Senior Adviser Ron Judd visited Nickelsville and talked with campers.
Wa State Attorney General Rob McKenna said state law does not allow temporary agreements regarding state land.
At this time, Governor Gregoire hasn’t decided what is possible or not yet regarding their stay on that site.
Ron Judd is coordinating a meeting between the Mayor’s Office, Deputy Mayor Tim Ceis and Nickelsville. We don’t know whether Mayor Nickels will meet with them directly.
Nickelsville asks that everyone please contact Governor Gregoire at (360)902-4111 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, and ask the Governor for negotiations for their stay.