Homeless camp removal proposal due up at council committee
information from King County Council
A proposal that would create standards for when and how to remove homeless encampments in unincorporated King County will be up for discussion and potential action Tuesday at the King County Council’s Local Services Committee. The committee will also hear a presentation of County efforts to address homelessness and take public testimony on the homeless camp removal legislation.
Sponsored by Council Vice Chair Reagan Dunn, the proposal would require the county to establish standards for when a camp should be removed, including when a camp presents a public health hazard, fire hazard, violence or criminal activity, obstructs access to rights of way or public resources, or creates ADA accessibility issues.
The guidelines would also specify conditions under which encampments wouldn’t be removed, such as if there is a lack of available shelter space.
WHEN: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 27