City Hall

Council Rejects Nickelsville Legislation

The city council rejects legislation that would have expanded the parts of the city where homeless encampments are allowed.

07/29/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Extra Fizz: Nickelsville Vote Monday

Nickelsville vote Monday will likely be 4-5. Or 5-4.

07/26/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Council Panel Approves Encampment Expansion Bill

The city council's housing committee approved legislation expanding the areas of the city where temporary homeless encampments are allowed, to the chagrin of some homeless advocates who say they're being "redlined."

06/26/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Council Approves $500,000 For Nickelsville Move

The city council approves $500,000 for shelter and services for Nickelsville residents who will likely be evicted on September 1.

06/24/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Nickelsville Residents Protest Notice of Eviction from Illegal Encampment

Residents of Nickelsville, the tent city that has been camping illegally in Southwest Seattle for two years, show up at City Hall to protest their impending eviction from the site.

06/13/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Lined Up to Make Their Case

Caffeinated News and Gossip featuring Metro funding, gimmick funding, and homeless funding.

05/15/2013 By Morning Fizz


Mayor, Council Want to Keep Homeless Shelter in Lake City

City officials propose keeping a homeless shelter in Lake City and allowing more tent cities at churches around the city.

05/12/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Nickelsville to Move to Undisclosed Location Despite City Invitation to Stay

Nickelsville, the roving homeless encampment, will move from its current location in ten days despite an invitation from the city to stay until as late as October.

05/05/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Council Agrees to Explore Alternatives to Mayor's Encampment Site

A city council committee voted unanimously today to spend at least the next several months coming up with alternatives to Mayor Mike McGinn's proposed site for a semi-permanent homeless encampment.

04/27/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Council Suggests Alternatives to Sunny Jim Homeless Encampment

A skeptical city council suggests alternatives to the mayor's proposal to locate a tent city on industrial land in Georgetown.

04/18/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


The History of Seattle

04/22/2010 By Chris Kissel