[Hpn] Bellevue plan seen as threat to tent cities

William Charles Tinker wtinker@metrocast.net
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    > June 3, 2005=20
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    > Bellevue plan seen as threat to tent cities=20
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    > Full story:=20
    > =
http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/di=
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    > lug=3Dhomeless03e&date=3D20050603=20
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    > By Natalie Singer=20
    > Seattle Times Eastside bureau=20
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    > Homeless groups and some freedom-of-religion advocates are upset =
over a=20
    > strict new proposal that would, if passed, make it difficult for =
temporary=20
    > homeless encampments such as Tent City 4 to locate in the city of =
Bellevue.=20
    >=20
    > The regulations, set to be discussed at a public hearing Monday, =
were drawn=20
    > up by city planners and will eventually be considered by the City =
Council.=20
    >=20
    > The draft rules are more restrictive than similar ordinances =
recently=20
    > passed by other jurisdictions, including one approved last month =
by the=20
    > Metropolitan King County Council.=20
    >=20
    > Opponents say the Bellevue proposal -- which regulates everything =
from=20
    > bathroom facilities to communicable diseases -- would make it =
nearly=20
    > impossible for churches to host tent cities and could violate=20
    > freedom-of-religion laws.=20
    >=20
    > "Bellevue has really set back the cause of religious freedom," =
said the=20
    > Rev. Sanford Brown, executive director of the Church Council of =
Greater=20
    > Seattle, which represents more than 400 churches and 15 =
denominations in the=20
    > region. "It is trying to nit-pick the churches to the point of =
harassment."=20
    >=20
    > Brown said the council's concerns have been passed on to city =
staff, but=20
    > that if significant changes aren't made before it's adopted, the =
group would=20
    > consider legal action.=20
    >=20
    > "We would find it our responsibility to challenge it in court. =
These=20
    > regulations are frivolous and arbitrary. ... We just can't let it =
stand."=20
    >=20
    > Under the rules, temporary outdoor homeless encampments would be =
limited to=20
    > a 60-day stay rather than the current 90 days, would require hot =
and cold=20
    > running water (which tent cities do not currently have) and would =
allow no=20
    > more than 100 people, and sometimes fewer, depending on site size =
(the=20
    > current rules have no specific limits).=20
    >=20
    > Shelter operators also would have to immediately report to health=20
    > authorities the name and address of anyone "known to have or =
suspected of=20
    > having a communicable disease."=20
    >=20
    > "That totally breaches confidentiality -- it forces churches to =
out=20
    > somebody," Brown said.=20
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    > Other proposed changes include:=20
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    > Camps would need one sink for every six people, one shower for =
every 10=20
    > people, one toilet for every 15 people and mechanical =
refrigeration for=20
    > perishable food.=20
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    > The camp would have to follow the set-back requirements that apply =
to the=20
    > existing site user (usually a church).=20
    >=20
    > A camp would have to be surrounded by a "view-obscuring fence" =
with a=20
    > minimum height of 6 feet.=20
    >=20
    > Opponents complain that some of the language was taken from other =
laws,=20
    > such as those governing migrant-farm worker housing. But those =
situations=20
    > are different from a temporary homeless shelter and should not be =
used as a=20
    > model, they say.=20
    >=20
    > "There are dozens of picky little things that they want to =
micro-manage,"=20
    > said Bruce Thomas, a resident of Tent City 4, now at a Kirkland =
church. "It=20
    > would make it impossible to locate there."=20
    >=20
    > Though some Bellevue churches have discussed the issue, none have =
yet moved=20
    > to host the encampment, which has been roving around the Eastside =
for about=20
    > a year.=20
    >=20
    > Opponents agree that tent cities should be regulated, but they =
want=20
    > Bellevue to use the recent King County ordinance instead. They say =
it=20
    > strikes the right balance between allowing religious institutions =
to host=20
    > the camps and responding to neighborhood safety and cleanliness =
concerns.=20
    >=20
    > "Why reinvent the wheel?" Thomas said. "We already went through =
this=20
    > process with King County and all the groups involved and reached a =

    > compromise."=20
    >=20
    > City representatives say the draft ordinance is just that -- a =
draft -- and=20
    > that changes can still be made.=20
    >=20
    > "It's intended to stimulate a discussion," said City Manager Steve =
Sarkozy.=20
    > "It's not Bellevue's intention to infringe on the constitutional =
rights of=20
    > any church. I fully expect modifications [to the proposal]."=20
    >=20
    > If passed, the Bellevue ordinance would create a new section of =
law to deal=20
    > specifically with homeless camps. Currently, the shelters fall =
under the=20
    > same section as other temporary uses, such as sidewalk sales and=20
    > Christmas-tree lots.=20
    >=20
    > Under the new proposal, the siting of a homeless encampment would =
become a=20
    > more public -- but also a lengthier -- process, said Mary Kate =
Berens, a=20
    > city planner.=20
    >=20
    > Currently, no public notice is required when a group applies for a =

    > homeless-camp permit, and there is no public-comment period or =
appeal=20
    > process if residents dispute the permit issued.=20
    >=20
    > If the proposed ordinance is enacted, it would require public =
notice and a=20
    > public-comment period when a group applies for a homeless-camp =
permit. After=20
    > the director of planning and community development makes a =
decision, it=20
    > could be appealed to a city hearing examiner.=20
    >=20
    > After the City Council receives all public input on the ordinance, =
it will=20
    > suggest changes and likely vote by the end of July.=20
    >=20
    > Natalie Singer: 206-464-2704 or nsinger@seattletimes.com=20
    >=20
    >=20
    >=20
    > Copyright (c) 2004 The Seattle Times Company=20
    >=20
    > www.seattletimes.com=20
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  <DIV>WHAT SHOULD I DO TO PUT SOME HUMAN SENCE IN YOUR HEAD</DIV>
  <DIV>YOU ARE A MAN WITH NO FEELING NO BRAIN YOU BELONG TO THE ZOO NOT =
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    Original message -------------- <BR><BR>&gt; June 3, 2005 <BR>&gt; =
<BR>&gt;=20
    Bellevue plan seen as threat to tent cities <BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; Full =
story:=20
    <BR>&gt;=20
    =
http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/di=
splay?s=20
    <BR>&gt; lug=3Dhomeless03e&amp;date=3D20050603 <BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; By =
Natalie=20
    Singer <BR>&gt; Seattle Times Eastside bureau <BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; =
Homeless=20
    groups and some freedom-of-religion advocates are upset over a =
<BR>&gt;=20
    strict new proposal that would, if passed, make it difficult for =
temporary=20
    <BR>&gt; homeless encampments such as Tent City 4 to locate in the =
city of=20
    Bellevue. <BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; The regulations, set to be discussed at =
a public=20
    hearing Monday, were drawn <BR>&gt; up by city planners and will =
eventually=20
    be considered by the City Council. <BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; The draft rules =
are=20
    more restrictive than similar ordinances recently <BR>&gt; passed by =
other=20
    jurisdictions, including one approved last month by the <BR>&gt;=20
    Metropolitan King County Council. <BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; Opponents say =
the=20
    Bellevue proposal -- which regulates everything from <BR>&gt; =
bathroom=20
    facilities to communicable diseases -- would make it nearly <BR>&gt; =

    impossible for churches to host tent cities and could violate =
<BR>&gt;=20
    freedom-of-religion laws. <BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; "Bellevue has really set =
back=20
    the cause of religious freedom," said the <BR>&gt; Rev. Sanford =
Brown,=20
    executive director of the Church Council of Greater <BR>&gt; =
Seattle, which=20
    represents more than 400 churches and 15 denominations in the =
<BR>&gt;=20
    region. "It is trying to nit-pick the churches to the point of =
harassment."=20
    <BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; Brown said the council's concerns have been passed =
on to=20
    city staff, but <BR>&gt; that if significant changes aren't made =
before it's=20
    adopted, the group would <BR>&gt; consider legal action. <BR>&gt; =
<BR>&gt;=20
    "We would find it our responsibility to challenge it in court. These =

    <BR>&gt; regulations are frivolous and arbitrary. ... We just can't =
let it=20
    stand." <BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; Under the rules, temporary outdoor =
homeless=20
    encampments would be limited to <BR>&gt; a 60-day stay rather than =
the=20
    current 90 days, would require hot and cold <BR>&gt; running water =
(which=20
    tent cities do not currently have) and would allow no <BR>&gt; more =
than 100=20
    people, and sometimes fewer, depending on site size (the <BR>&gt; =
current=20
    rules have no specific limits). <BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; Shelter operators =
also=20
    would have to immediately report to health <BR>&gt; authorities the =
name and=20
    address of anyone "known to have or suspected of <BR>&gt; having a=20
    communicable disease." <BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; "That totally breaches=20
    confidentiality -- it forces churches to out <BR>&gt; somebody," =
Brown said.=20
    <BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; Other proposed changes include: <BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; =
Camps=20
    would need one sink for every six people, one shower for every 10 =
<BR>&gt;=20
    people, one toilet for every 15 people and mechanical refrigeration =
for=20
    <BR>&gt; perishable food. <BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; The camp would have to =
follow=20
    the set-back requirements that apply to the <BR>&gt; existing site =
user=20
    (usually a church). <BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; A camp would have to be =
surrounded by=20
    a "view-obscuring fence" with a <BR>&gt; minimum height of 6 feet. =
<BR>&gt;=20
    <BR>&gt; Opponents complain that some of the language was taken from =
other=20
    laws, <BR>&gt; such as those governing migrant-farm worker housing. =
But=20
    those situations <BR>&gt; are different from a temporary homeless =
shelter=20
    and should not be used as a <BR>&gt; model, they say. <BR>&gt; =
<BR>&gt;=20
    "There are dozens of picky little things that they want to =
micro-manage,"=20
    <BR>&gt; said Bruce Thomas, a resident of Tent City 4, now at a =
Kirkland=20
    church. "It <BR>&gt; would make it impossible to locate there." =
<BR>&gt;=20
    <BR>&gt; Though some Bellevue churches have discussed the issue, =
none have=20
    yet moved <BR>&gt; to host the encampment, which has been roving =
around the=20
    Eastside for about <BR>&gt; a year. <BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; Opponents =
agree that=20
    tent cities should be regulated, but they want <BR>&gt; Bellevue to =
use the=20
    recent King County ordinance instead. They say it <BR>&gt; strikes =
the right=20
    balance between allowing religious institutions to host <BR>&gt; the =
camps=20
    and responding to neighborhood safety and cleanliness concerns. =
<BR>&gt;=20
    <BR>&gt; "Why reinvent the wheel?" Thomas said. "We already went =
through=20
    this <BR>&gt; process with King County and all the groups involved =
and=20
    reached a <BR>&gt; compromise." <BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; City =
representatives say=20
    the draft ordinance is just that -- a draft -- and <BR>&gt; that =
changes can=20
    still be made. <BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; "It's intended to stimulate a =
discussion,"=20
    said City Manager Steve Sarkozy. <BR>&gt; "It's not Bellevue's =
intention to=20
    infringe on the constitutional rights of <BR>&gt; any church. I =
fully expect=20
    modifications [to the proposal]." <BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; If passed, the =
Bellevue=20
    ordinance would create a new section of law to deal <BR>&gt; =
specifically=20
    with homeless camps. Currently, the shelters fall under the <BR>&gt; =
same=20
    section as other temporary uses, such as sidewalk sales and <BR>&gt; =

    Christmas-tree lots. <BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; Under the new proposal, the =
siting of=20
    a homeless encampment would become a <BR>&gt; more public -- but =
also a=20
    lengthier -- process, said Mary Kate Berens, a <BR>&gt; city =
planner.=20
    <BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; Currently, no public notice is required when a =
group=20
    applies for a <BR>&gt; homeless-camp permit, and there is no =
public-comment=20
    period or appeal <BR>&gt; process if residents dispute the permit =
issued.=20
    <BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; If the proposed ordinance is enacted, it would =
require=20
    public notice and a <BR>&gt; public-comment period when a group =
applies for=20
    a homeless-camp permit. After <BR>&gt; the director of planning and=20
    community development makes a decision, it <BR>&gt; could be =
appealed to a=20
    city hearing examiner. <BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; After the City Council =
receives all=20
    public input on the ordinance, it will <BR>&gt; suggest changes and =
likely=20
    vote by the end of July. <BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; Natalie Singer: =
206-464-2704 or=20
    nsinger@seattletimes.com <BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; =
Copyright (c)=20
    2004 The Seattle Times Company <BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; =
www.seattletimes.com=20
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