On Friday, October 14th at 9:30am, the Seattle City Council is meeting to consider the ordinance that would permit camping on 167 miles of sidewalks and nearly 5,200 acres of Seattle parks and greenbelts. King5 and Seattle Times have shared maps prepared by the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and Seattle Parks and Recreation that present the parks and sidewalks that could be used by homeless campers if the ordinance is approved.
Many parks in Seattle would be approved locations, such as Greenlake, Discovery and Lincoln Park. Approved locations in and around Montlake include:
- Montlake Park
- East Montlake Park
- West Montlake Park (Sidewalks)
- Marsh Island
- Foster Island
Full text of the proposal may be found here.
If you have feedback, questions, or concerns about this proposal, contact the Seattle City Council & Mayor Murray (contact information below) before the vote on Friday, October 14th.
Additionally, an online petition opposing this ordinance was created on October 9th.