Times: City Council wants Nickelsville shut down by Sept. 1

Times: City Council wants Nickelsville shut down by Sept. 1

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Times: City Council wants Nickelsville shut down by Sept. 1

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by EMILY HEFFTER / The Seattle Times

KING5.com

Posted on June 11, 2013 at 5:52 AM

The Seattle City Council has called for a Sept. 1 deadline to clear Nickelsville from its West Seattle site, setting up a showdown between city officials and the homeless encampment.

All but two City Council members signed a letter Monday directing Mayor Mike McGinn to offer residents housing and services, then evict them from their camp. It’s something the mayor has been hesitant to do, leaving Nickelsville and its more than 100 residents in legal limbo for two years.

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