Debate: What if Seattle police stopped ticketing people who live in their cars? | KUOW News and Information

Debate: What if Seattle police stopped ticketing people who live in their cars?

Aug 9, 2017

Bill Radke speaks with professor Sara Rankin of Seattle University and Scott Lindsay, former public safety advisor to the mayor of Seattle, about legislation being crafted that may aim to end ticketing of cars that double as residences for their owners, which is up to 40 percent of all homeless in the city. 

Rankin, who is the director of the Homeless Rights Advocacy Project, is also part of a group making recommendations to the City Council that in part wants non-punitive measures to be enacted to keep vehicle residents from being ticketed for parking infractions and burdened by costs they can't pay.

Lindsay feels a measure like this doesn't help the homeless epidemic and is concerned about increased safety issues that may arise.