As we’ve been reporting, town is about to launch one other “remediation” on the 6+-year-old mostly-RVs encampment alongside SW Andover between twenty sixth and twenty eighth SW. The remediations in December and April solely resulted in junk elimination, however there are indications this one shall be extra sweeping. Final night time, we reported on an announcement from West Seattle Well being Membership that it had been advised the realm shall be solely cleared. We’ve gone by the realm thrice immediately to search for indicators of advance preparations; we noticed one trailer being towed from the west facet of WSHC by a pickup truck, and observed inexperienced tags together with orange tags on the automobiles, all titled FINAL NOTICE. And early this night, we acquired this from Seattle Public Utilities spokesperson Sabrina Register, from whom we had requested particulars of the plan:
On June 13, parking enforcement officers visited SW Andover St between twenty sixth Ave SW and twenty eighth Ave SW to supply 72-hour notification to RV and automobile occupants of the precise space that wanted to be freed from automobiles so Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) crews may carry out an RV Remediation to totally clear the realm and get rid of trash and particles on June 16. On the time of the notification, there have been 15 RVs, 11 automobiles and one utility trailer.
Moreover, to handle a close-by sidewalk obstruction because of an encampment, the Metropolis posted a discover on June 14 that each one private objects have to be faraway from the encampment by June 16.
For nearly a month, the HOPE Staff, inside the Human Providers Division that coordinates homelessness outreach and referrals to shelter, in coordination with the King County Regional Homelessness Authority (KCRHA) and outreach suppliers, together with REACH, LEAD, City League, Catholic Neighborhood Providers’ SCOPE Staff, St. Vincent de Paul’s RV Venture, and the Scofflaw Mitigation Staff, have been intensifying outreach to this space to attach these residing onsite in automobiles and within the encampment with automobile upkeep assist and provides of shelter and companies.
As of June 15, these outreach efforts have resulted in not less than 9 referrals to 24/7 enhanced shelter areas or tiny homes. For extra particulars on these coordinated outreach efforts, please attain out to KCRHA, who additionally lately awarded a contract to the Low-Revenue Housing Institute (LIHI) to develop a protected lot program.
With a deal with addressing public well being and security, SPU performs a number of RV Remediations month-to-month in numerous areas of the Metropolis. Workers do web site assessments the place there are 5 or extra RVs in a single location. The assessments assist the Metropolis decide which areas needs to be prioritized for cleanup.
A minimum of three days previous to the remediation, non permanent “no parking” indicators are positioned on the location, letting the general public learn about parking restrictions for a specific time interval. SDOT workers observe up with direct outreach to RV occupants beginning 72 hours previous to a remediation.
If a automotive is towed from a public avenue, directions to find the automobile and paperwork required to launch the automobile can be found on-line. Step one to search out and reclaim a automobile is to name Lincoln Towing at 206-364-2000 or seek for the automobile on Lincoln Towing’s www.SeattleImpound.com web site. Extra info on 72-hour parking enforcement will be discovered right here: Metropolis of Seattle 72-Hour On-Road Parking Ordinance – Transportation | seattle.gov.
Any private objects remaining on June 16, shall be saved per Metropolis coverage. Individuals can retrieve their objects by calling 206-459-9949, and we’ll work with people to make preparations for supply.
The depend of 15 RVs matches what we noticed this afternoon. Meantime, we had additionally requested Metropolis Councilmember Lisa Herbold and her workers on Friday for any particulars of the plan, as she had beforehand talked about she deliberate to satisfy with the mayor’s workplace. She despatched us this reply immediately:
I’ve been in common contact with each the HOPE Staff on the Metropolis’s Human Providers Division, and Marc Dones, ED of the King County Regional Homelessness Authority, in addition to speaking with housed neighbors reaching out to my workplace. HSD and KCRHA met with Nucor and the Alki Seaside Academy final week, I used to be in on that assembly and I’ve been advocating that we tackle – earlier than enforcement of the parking prohibition scheduled this week – the pressing wants and requests of the individuals residing in RVs and tents within the space, together with a dumpster to assist with trash as effectively rats, repairs for the automobiles, and facilitating the chance to go to Camp Second Likelihood, the place 20 new tiny homes will quickly be out there.
Camp Second Likelihood is West Seattle’s solely city-supported tiny-house encampment, on Myers Manner in southeasternmost West Seattle.