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BACKGROUND:

One of the major chronic problems of our Western Washington cities has

Homeless Tents reappear at City Hall

been homelessness. Around Veteran’s Day an encampment of homeless returned to the Bellingham City Hall area and set up their tents.

If the reader will remember in an article here by the Fourth Corner; County Councilman Browne assured protestors who wished to defund the police that their were already several resources funded to help homeless and many other’s in our community.

County Councilman Rudd Browne

From “Homeless Outreach” to “Interim Housing” to “Housing Support Services” and many more organizations were funded to help solve a problem even when those living in these tents do not want to take advantage of the openings in shelters like the Light House Mission and others.

 

November 20th 

A November 20th Letter to Employees at the Courthouse shows that  the homeless have reappeared and may be dangerous. Thus it may not be time to defund our police and sheriff’s department just yet.

From:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: November 20, 2020 at 1:33:38 PM PST
Cc: DL-Staff_ALL <DL-Staff_ALL@whatcom.onmicrosoft.com>
Subject:

Message to all County Employees Assigned to work areas near the courthouse

All staff please note the message below from Sheriff Elfo:

“The Sheriff’s Office recently confirmed that county employees traveling to and from their workplaces at and near the courthouse as well as commonly used parking areas have been accosted over the past week by people presumed to be associated with the homeless camp at Bellingham City Hall.  Incidents included threats to kill, chasing employees, blocking employees from existing vehicles verbal abuse and other threatening behaviors.

Sheriff Bill Elfo and friends

If a county employee develops concerns regarding their personal safety or are a victim of a crime, they should remove themselves from the area if possible and call 9-1-1 (do not exit your vehicle-drive away).  If the Bellingham Police indicate they cannot or will not respond, please request that a Deputy Sheriff be dispatched.

I have spoken to the Police Department regarding these incidents and they will arrange extra patrols during the period immediately preceding the start and end of the work day.”

Sheriff Bill Elfo

Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office

Phone 360-778-6600 / 360-778-6606 (direct)

Web http://www.whatcomcounty.us/Sheriff

311 Grand Avenue • Bellingham, WA • 98225

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11 COMMENTS

  1. Duh! I don’t claim to be able to solve all homelessness. I am curious, though, how much per month each homeless individual receives from all levels of government? Give free stuff and money and people will come. It’s human nature. How about Whatcom County REQUIRING 20 hours of work from each person to receive those homeless benefits? They can sweep the streets, pick up litter, paint over graffiti, weedwhack and mow lawns, et cetera. That will alleviate the problem somewhat as a lot of individuals would leave Whatcom County for easier pickings elsewhere.

  2. I’ll tell you what, don’t bother to send me a summons for jury duty. I will not show up but will definitely call the jury commissioner’s office to let them I will not go near that place for fear of my safety. Oh and I pay my property taxes in person, not any more. But then again, I don’t trust the post office to handle my bills so I don’t know what to do. Oh I know, send an employee to my house to get my check. Oh wait, that will just cause my taxes to go up even more. Oh and by the way, why am I paying more than half of my taxes for the schools when the kids weren’t in school for more than half of the year. I want to know if the teachers still got paid during the shutdown. Isn’t there anyone who can answer my questions????

  3. I’ll tell you what, don’t bother to send me a summons for jury duty. I will not show up but will definitely call the jury commissioner’s office to let them I will not go near that place for fear of my safety. Oh and I pay my property taxes in person, not any more. But then again, I don’t trust the post office to handle my bills so I don’t know what to do.

  4. So do you still want us to come on down and bring food and socks to these ” needy people” ? I don’t think so. Not worth loosing my life!!!!! Get a clue Bellingham idiots.

  5. Defund the police! Then absolutely allow the homeless encampments to set up shop at the court and City Hall! Those who wish to defund the police will be able to experience their great ideas first hand! While we’re at it, making SURE those who defund the police get a front row view, maybe other encampments can set up in their neighborhoods or properties near their homes! After all, by defunding the police, more money is opened up. And since you are so left and everything is free, it’s only RIGHT to share equally what you have worked for COMRAD! Yes, you are going to change society, I’m just making sure you pay YOUR fair share! I’m all for it!

  6. Another Seattle in the making. What is wrong with the mayor of Bellingham and the city council are they really this stupid to not see what this is going to develop into? I drove by there yesterday and there sits a large old bus with people sitting on the lawn enjoying a camp fire! If I were to lite a fire there I’d be in jail in a minute. Absolutely crazy! Come on Bellingham, put a stop to this crap!

    • Agree! It’s a total mess, dangerous & a filthy problem. We have a Mayor who doesn’t care or listen & a City Council similar to Seattle. It must stop now.

  7. When will the City Council acknowledge their incompetence over the homeless issue? The answer does not lie in the short sided “remedy” of establishing encampments near neighborhoods or wasting taxpayer dollars on housing these vagabonds and “dangerous” criminals. Rather, relocation to desert encampments far from civilization will allow these misfits to live their sordid and simple lifestyles, without encroaching on civilized society and with minimal costs to taxpayers. Pampering and coddling these dropouts who contribute nothing and take everything has only lead to more homelessness. One other solution would be to place these encampments in the neighborhoods where all city council members reside so we can see just how benevolent they are towards their favored constituents.

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