Socialist Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant doesn’t want “The Jungle” in Seattle to be cleared out. Instead, she said she wants the 400 people illegally living in the homeless encampment there to “receive much-needed services” like plumbing and bathrooms.
Sawant’s delusional comments come as the city decides what to do about an increasing out-of-control situation. Seattle Fire Chief Harold Scoggins told a group of city leaders there have been “more than 750 responses to the area in the past five years, which includes 250 fires.”
In addition to the underlying concern about safety, the problem of sanitation is also a concern. MyNorthwest.com reports,
“Madeline Goddard, with Seattle Public Utilities, expanded on the drainage issues Scoggins pointed out. Stormwater drains from I-5 and is supposed to connect into the city’s system, before making its way out into the Duwamish River.
“However, she said catch basins have either been filled with or blocked by garbage. Blocked downspouts are also being ‘buckets of feces’ and ‘bottles of urine’ adjacent to the drainage systems.
“And that outhouse Scoggins mentioned, it’s right next to stormwater drainage.
“One of the samples that was taken during the assessment found ‘high levels’ of fecal coliform.”
Somehow, that doesn’t sound like a situation that could be addressed by plumbing and bathrooms. Socialist Sawant, once again, revealed her complete cluelessness.
Photo courtesy of KUOW
Swamp Rat says
What does one expect from the idiots governing Seattle.
MSG L says
And they want the rest of the State to help pay to clean up this mess? I don’t think so. No city is “too big to fail”.