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Mayor Ed Murray Promises More City-Supervised Homeless Encampments

by Heidi Groover Introducing a new plan for homelessness Thursday, Mayor Ed Murray once again called for increased state and federal funding to address the crisis. HG Under pressure from legal advocacy groups and facing a divided city council, Mayor Ed Murray has finally offered something meaningful to the fight at city hall over how to address people sleeping outside. In recent weeks, advocates for homeless people have called on the city to improve the way it clears homeless encampments and to allow unsheltered people to live on some limited public lands in the city.
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