This is a video of the public testimony delivered on April 1, 2014, at the Tacoma City Council meeting regarding use permits needed to set up a tent city.
It began with John Harrington from the city Planning and Development Services Department giving a presentation. Councilwoman Walker said a few words in support of John Harrington and Colin DeForest’s efforts to educate the city council about homelessness.
Afterwards, there were 4 members of the public who testified, 2 in favor and 2 against.
Opposed were Pastor Bruce who ministers to homeless, and Valentine Smith, a member of a neighborhood council.
In support were Alan OldStudent and Neal Rogers, both on the Tent City Tacoma development team.