Thursday, November 03, 2005

Bellevue City Council's Tent City Decision -- The Difference One Vote Makes

The City of Bellevue’s decision to allow a maximum 60-day tent city stay came after a long meeting, and prevailed by a one-vote margin.  Council members who voted in favor of the 60-day maximum were:
Conrad Lee
Grant Degginger
John Chelminiak
Don Davidson

Council members voting in favor of a 90-day stay were:
Phil Noble
Connie Marshall
Claudia Balducci

What a shame that one person of conscience couldn’t have stood up against the 60 day requirement!


At 1:47 PM, Anonymous Homeless Advocate said...

Clearly you have allowed your personal political agenda to cloud your vision.

Four members of the council realized that your abuse of the homeless for political gain should not be accepted.

They realized that the NEEDS of the ENTIRE community needed to be considered not just the WANTS of a small group of squaters hiding behind your political skirt.

A year and a half later and you and your churches have done NOTHING to help the homeless not be homeless anymore while those you belittle and accuse of "fear" are helping get people out of tents and back into society.

You should be ashamed of yourself.


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