Tent City: Not Suffering from Lack of Controversy

All over the Island, these flyers have gone up over the last couple of weeks:

Flyer for Tent City, Mercer Island

Flyer for Tent City, Mercer Island

On Thursday night, our potential new neighbors found 170 people at the United Methodist Church to discuss their arrival, 25 of whom filed a lawsuit the next day.

On the flyer above, the first link redirects to the second, which makes me think that merceris.com isn’t a local organization but a local-sounding name for tentcitysolutions.com. The headlines on that site call out the fears a lot of residents have about Tent City: “Crime follows Tent City to yet another community.”

Whatever your personal thoughts on Tent City, get ready for some controversy. I predict this isn’t going to go quietly, on either side.

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One response to “Tent City: Not Suffering from Lack of Controversy

  1. Pingback: Mercer Island’s Permit for Tent City: Not All Sausage is Good Sausage « Surrounded By Water: A Mercer Island Blog

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