Comment By Bob L.
Sept. 14th 2013
Who could be the next list of homeless here in Washington State, could it be you?
Where do you expect people with No Job and No Money to live, I know, any where, but not in my back yard. This is what goes on every where in this Country and around the world, and all people can do is complain about the homeless instead of helping to stop Homelessness.
Every one complains about the homeless problem, but no one wants to do any thing about it but complain, what do you want people to do when they lose their jobs do to Government rules and regulations and Outsourcing, do you have a better idea on how to save these jobs, if so speak up and tell Government that you the American people are not going to take it any more.
If you don’t want to help then stop complaining about it and let these people alone, do think that most of these people want to be there and wondering where they are going to come up with some money to in some cases to feed their family, and wonder why they try to find some where to make some money.
Another good example is Senior Citizens who are to fend for them selves because they don’t have enough places for them to live on a set income that the People and Government are complaining about them getting all these Entitlements, well how do you think that you could live on what they get, when it comes to Rent, Transportation, and then you add Electric, Water, Heat, Insurance, sewer, and Taxes, and every year these go up but their incomes. You might say that get Cost of Living, Three Percent (3%), that is a joke when it comes to Public Servants, they get Pay, plus Cost of Living, then when they retire they still get a good retirement that the Private Sector don’t get.
Mess left behind after Olympia homeless camp is dismantled
By ZAHID ARAB / KING 5 News
September 14, 2013
Frustrated families want what’s left of a homeless encampment in Olympia cleaned up. People forced out of it about a month ago left behind tents, drug paraphernalia and other biohazards.
Neighbors wonder why it’s still there.
“It’s just large piles of trash,” said Marius Laumans, who lives nearby.
According to Laumans, most neighbors were unaware homeless people lived in a wooded area nearby until recently.
“I think it’s a concern,” said John Abbott, who walks by it.
Some think people from the encampment are responsible for a recent rash of car break-ins.
“They must have been there for a while judging by the amount of trash that’s there,” said Laumans.
Clothes, beer cans, used syringes and weapons are still scattered on the ground. Neighbors fear what will happen if kids wander down there.
“That’s probably a prime place to play down there because it’s wild and it’s away from their parents,” said Laumans.
According to the city’s code enforcement, the encampment is on private property. It belongs to the East Bay Condominium Association, which is responsible for the mess.
“Yeah it if needs to be cleaned up, it’s up to them to flip the bill,” said Abbott.
The clean-up cost is estimated at up to $2,000.
Laumans and others want the situation solved soon.
“I wouldn’t want it to just lay there and rot and be a danger years to come,” he said.
The condominium association says it will use member dues to pay for the clean-up.