Seattle’s “Jungle” residents list demands in front of Seattle council

Seattle has a major homelessness problem (shockingly, their progressive policies have not solved the situation). In January I reported on how Mayor Ed Murray issued an emergency order on homelessness in November and opened “safe lots” for homeless people living in RVs.
The city also has a serious (ongoing) problem with “The Jungle”, a homeless encampment area that is approximately 100 acres in size. The Jungle is generally considered unsafe at any hour.

"The Jungle" homeless camp in Seattle/AP Photo

Scene from “The Jungle” homeless camp in Seattle/AP Photo


Last Tuesday,  city officials laid out a plan to first urge people camped in the area to find shelter elsewhere, then clean up the area and — through an as-yet-unreleased plan — secure the space against future encampments.
The “residents” of The Jungle have a different plan in mind…
Via MyNorthwest.com: Residents of The Jungle sent a message to the Seattle City Council Monday along with a list of demands.
A crowd of Jungle residents attended the city council’s Monday meeting to tell members that they have been communicating with other homeless campers in the Seattle greenbelt along I-5 — and they are organizing. They want the city to include them in any future decisions on the fate of The Jungle, and do not want the area’s encampments cleared out.
That’s not all they want. “I am a representative of The Jungle; I used to live there,” said Andrew Collins in front of the crowd before reading a list of demands.
Andrew Collins reads his demands/Seattle Channel photo

Andrew Collins reads his demands/Seattle Channel photo


We the housed and un-housed people of Seattle demand the city, one, stop all the sweeps of the homeless on the streets of Seattle and encampments city-wide, especially The Jungle, and return all seized property to its owners or compensate them for that loss,” he said. “Two, enact a housing-first program for all houseless in the city. Three, stop paying taxpayer money on privatizing homeless issues, such as for-profit sweeps and contractors.”
The last two demands regard allowing the city’s homeless residents to use vacant buildings.
“Four,” Collins continued. “Provide 24-hour living areas, and the right to rest in unused buildings public or private in the Seattle area. Five, spend the $1 million for The Jungle fence to revitalize any neglected public or private property — such as unused fire stations, vacant buildings or The Seattle Times building — for those without housing.”
Council member Sally Bagshaw requested the crowd to leave their contact information so she can follow up.
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george
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george

World class city

squirrelmistresssquirrelmistress
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it’s a jungle out there

japoa
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Hey Andy , here’s a novel thought ; go out and get a job and learn to wipe your own ass . Don’t depend on others ……..Stop being a government slave .

Ross Blankert
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Ross Blankert

In the Los Angeles CA area, they pick up homeless folks and are putting them in FEMA camps. They are never seen again and nobody reports or cares about them. This is going to be the fate of these people.

japoa
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Everybody that has a contradictory thought to the globalist will end up there .
Question is , do you die standing or kneeling ?

Dr. Eowyn
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“In the Los Angeles CA area, they pick up homeless folks and are putting them in FEMA camps.”
Source, please.

truckjunkie
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truckjunkie

So they want the RIGHT to move into unoccupied PRIVATELY OWNED buildings?? And they want the CITY to give them that right? Sorry-Lawsuit City if they try that. If a building owner OFFERS the use of a building for the homeless,that’s fine. But the CITY has NO authority to agree to that.

truckjunkie
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truckjunkie

“Hey-yhis tastes like-SOYLENT GREEN!!”

Jack
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Jack

Surprised that these ner’do wells aren’t demanding a living wage from the city. I mean, after all, in Utopia everyone is equal, right?

stlonginus
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The man who goes by the name Andrew Collins in the photo looks like a typical agit-prop sort of fellow. He claims he was recently a ‘resident’ of the jungle. Hmm. He’s clean cut, wears what appear to be prescription glasses and his hair is dyed red, similar to the Joker perhaps? I guess he impressed someone with his organizing skills and was recently offered a job? And the council woman asking for the ‘crowd’ contact information is interesting. If these people are homeless how is she to contact them? They don’t have a street address or PO Box I… Read more »

Glenn47
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Glenn47

All they have to do is claim to be invaders from Syria or Somalia. Instant everything under the sun you can think of.

dachsielady
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dachsielady

The wealthy people who are about to tank our economy and want wide open borders and offshored industries to kill our jobs and who have destroyed our culture by peddling immmorality ought to have a large portion of their ill gotten gains redistributed to honest programs to get these people out of the Jungle and into the most reasonable living situation possible based on individual situation.

Ric
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Ric

A great idea! While they’re at it they can organize at their local Department of Labor! Or perhaps at a Job Fair!