[Hpn] Seattle Tent City, home for 100, seeks permit to stay put FWD

Tom Boland wgcp@earthlink.net
Fri, 15 Sep 2000 02:34:27 -0700 (PDT)

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What are your aims?  Will moving from site to site help to gain your aims?

FWD  Associated Press - AP Wire Service - Sep 10, 2000


SEATTLE (AP) _ El Centro de la Raza has applied for a permit
that would allow a tent city of homeless persons to remain on its
site southeast of downtown until Jan. 16.

The application was filed by the Hispanic social justice and
assistance organization last week with the Department of Design,
Construction and Land Use, which is expected to issue a decision
within two months.

Some officials with the department have recommended that El
Centro by fined because it didn't get city approval before the tent
city was set up. A judge would need to rule on fines, which usually
are $75 per day.

El Centro's $2,533 application fee was paid with money from
donations and car washes held by tent city residents. That fee
could increase depending on how much staff time is needed for the

About 100 people live in the tent city, which has made its home
at 13 different sites since it was first put up on March 31. It
moved to El Centro in July.

AP-WS-09-10-00 2113EDT
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