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Welcome Progress on Restoring Basic Civic Rules

Seattle residents wanting to see compassionate progress on homelessness and a restoration of parks and neighborhood streets have reason to be encouraged.

With much work left to be done, there are recent examples of people being housed and laws once again being enforced.

Mayor Bruce Harrell deserves credit for leading an outreach effort to find shelter for those living in Woodland Park. It took months of trust-building to clear the encampment May 10 and finally restore the park to its intended purpose — to provide all residents with access to green space and respite from urban living….

…Erin Goodman, executive director of the Sodo Business Improvement Area, estimates there are more than 400 RVs in Sodo. She said many are occupied by people who rent them and likely have little or no contact with the registered owners.

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