Tonight, everybody counts: One-Night Count under way

Thanks to Stacey for the reminder: The annual One-Night Count is under way right now around King County. Teams are fanning out to count how many people are sleeping outdoors; among them, according to his Facebook and Twitter pages, City Councilmember Tim Burgess. West Seattle and White Center are among the areas scheduled to be surveyed. During last year’s count, according to the stats here, almost 3,000 people were found sleeping without shelter around the county. 8:19 AM: West Seattleite Christi Stapleton, who was also among the volunteers, says other city leaders participated – she saw Mayor Mike McGinn and his wife, Peggy Lynch, “many members of the mayor’s staff,” City Attorney Pete Holmes, Council President Richard Conlin, and Councilmembers Sally Clark, Sally Bagshaw, and Mike O’Brien.

2 Replies to "Tonight, everybody counts: One-Night Count under way "

  • Jeffro January 29, 2010 (9:41 am)

    Tim Burgess is sleeping outdoors? Poor guy!

  • SKCCH January 31, 2010 (9:03 pm)

    Correction: City Council President Conlin was not in attendance, and hasn’t participated in recent memory, which is really too bad. It’s one important way to grasp some of the scope and reality of the crisis in this city. BIG thanks to City Council Members Clark, Bagshaw, O’Brien, and Burgess, as well as their staff, and Mayor McGinn and his staff and Peggy Lynch for participating.

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