Homeless encampments, discarded drug trash causes SeaTac Council dispute

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog:

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In the south end of North SeaTac Park, near one of the last bogs around – Tub Lake – are several homeless encampments and a tremendous amount of garbage.

When SeaTac Councilmember Pam Fernald wanted to clean up North SeaTac Park of old trash and dumped drug paraphernalia – even offering her year’s salary to pay for the work – it resulted in a banged gavel, a sudden Council recess, and a defense of park squatters; then, finally, a city manager’s agreement to come up with a solution.


A collection of hypodermic needles and a drug kit were found. Later during her cleanup, Fernald was poked in the finger by a needle.

Read Jack Mayne’s full story – complete with numerous photos of trash, drug paraphernalia and homeless encampments found in the park – here.

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