"The hardest thing," John Roderick of The Long Winters says, is convincing Seattlites of "their own quiet and accidental complicity in recapitulating the problems of bias and lack of access and exclusivity and exclusionary development."
The cradle of the American technology industry is home to lots of talk about how to #disrupt old ways of doing business. But Silicon Valley's approach to homelessness is painfully and expensively retrograde, a new report details.
Last summer, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell (D) announced a "passionate disruption" plan to forcibly relocate homeless people from the city's downtown. Now he's freezing the arrests and relocations and acknowledging that the plan didn't accomplish what he meant it to.