Olympia Prioritizes 4th Avenue Bridge Homeless Encampment Over Community

City Council sets dangerous precedent in political battle over homelessness

In a surprise move at the September 10th Olympia City Council meeting, Council Member Nathaniel Jones made a last minute motion to delay the planned removal of the 4th Avenue Bridge homeless encampment scheduled for September 11th. Jones claimed that the city had not followed through on promises made to campers. The Council voted 5–1 to allow the camp the stay until a “comparable appropriate alternative” location can be found.