Wintertime view of Ballard Commons Park and NW 58th Street Greenway, with bicyclists passing by tent encampments

Panel Discussion:  Homelessness & Mental/Behavioral Health Coordination Issues in Ballard

For our February 10 meeting (which will be broadcast on the BDC YouTube channel), we are pleased to welcome legislators from three levels of local government:

  • Washington State Senator Reuven Carlyle
  • King County Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles
  • Seattle City Councilmember Andrew Lewis

We’ll hear a brief general update from Senator Carlyle re: state legislative activity and then a key focus of the meeting will be a panel discussion of how State, County and City government are working together on issues of homelessness, drug addiction and untreated mental illness — these intertwined crises are the most common issues Ballardites ask us about. We hope this will be a valuable continuation of information and discussions from our December meeting (re: supportive housing/shelter and homelessness services in Ballard).

Please see the Event Announcement for additional information. The event will be broadcast on Zoom (limited access) and YouTube, from 7-8:30pm, Wednesday, 2/10/21.

Help share this with other community members and please send us your questions/comments for consideration in the panel discussion.