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Shane Harms

Public meeting on the proposed Ballard homeless encampment on Market Street set for Monday August 3

Hundreds of Ballard residents and small-business owners are expected to turn out Monday evening for the first significant opportunity to provide comments and question elected leaders and city officials about the process for locating a proposed city-sponsored homeless encampment on NW Market Street.

Seattle City Councilmember Mike O’Brienhas has confirmed he will attend the meeting. Mayor Ed Murray’s office has been invited but has not confirmed at this time if they will attend.

The moderator will be Enrique Cerna, a broadcast journalist and Ballard resident. Also Ballard residents, stakeholders and small business owners and patrons will be there.

The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 3 in the parking lot of the Ballard Eagles on VFW Post 3063 (2812 NW Market St.), next door to the proposed tent encampment site on NW Market Street.

On June 29, Mayor Ed Murray announced three preferred sites for new, city-sponsored homeless tent encampments, including one on Market Street in the heart of the Ballard neighborhood.

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