Seattle is Dying and it’s become a concentration camp without barbed wire. Coming to a city near you. Seattle City Council candidate Ari Hoffman joins to explain …
Seattle homeless crisis prompts cemetery board member to run for city council
Bikur Cholim Cemetery board member and city council candidate Ari Hoffman says funds need to be better allocated to address the city’s homeless crisis.
Seattle homeless crisis: Historic cemetery overrun with drugs and prostitution amid worsening problem
Seattle’s homeless crisis has reached such catastrophic levels that a north-side cemetery has become home to drug abuse, drug dealing and prostitution.
Bikur Cholim Cemetery board member and city council candidate Ari Hoffman detailed the desperate effort to fight the epidemic and placed blame for how bad it has gotten squarely on the local government.
Permit application for car camping safe lot to be withdrawn
SEATTLE – Mayor Jenny Durkan has tapped the brakes on a plan to test a safe lot in South Seattle for people living in their cars.
A permit for a lot at Genesee Park was filed by the Low Income Housing Institute and was in the process of receiving city approval to allow 30 vehicles to park overnight on a secured site with access to bathrooms and a case manager.
Seattle safe lots proposal criticized for secrecy, lack of public input
SEATTLE – A Project Seattle investigation on safe-lots for homeless car campers touched-off a backlash among neighborhood leaders. The concern is that the public is being cut out of the planning.
A lot across the street from Genesee Park is one of the places that could soon be a shelter for homeless car campers. City officials won’t confirm but, KOMO News has learned it’s at the top of the list — even though there’s been no outreach to neighbors.
Hanukkah marked with anti-hate crime rally in west Seattle
SEATTLE – Jewish communities gathered around the country and locally to mark the first day of Hanukkah. In west Seattle, the holiday was also a day to rally against hate crimes targeting the Jewish community.
At the Hoffman household, the first day of Hanukkah is marked by lighting the first candle on the menorah, and as the flame burns, Ari Hoffman reflects on recent events targeting the Jewish community locally and nationally.
SDOT denies ‘No Parking’ signs for Seattle’s local business owners
Ari Hoffman is a local business owner in #Seattle who received a letter from SDOT regarding No Parking signs that were put up by local business owners who were trying to stop RV camping. But SDOT told the business owners they needed to take the signs down.
Even city workers rip Seattle’s horrible parking
The parking situation in Seattle is so bad, even workers who rely on their cars for city work, can’t find parking. Consequently, they either waste time (and our tax dollars) looking for parking, or they end up parking illegally, which can sometimes be dangerous and lead to parking tickets that they’re directly responsible for.
“Parking is horrible all over town, especially in South Lake Union,” a city worker complained to the Jason Rantz Show on KTTH while working at a recent job site. “It is what it is and just got to try and figure out where we can park.”…
Children discover unmarked graves of two veterans at Seattle cemetery
Ari Hoffman is a local businessman, husband and father, and a prominent member of Seattle’s Jewish community.
His father and grandfather both served in the Navy, but when Hoffman expressed a desire to enlist after 9/11, they forbade him from serving, telling him, “We served so you don’t have to.”
One of the ways Hoffman pays their sacrifice forward is by organizing an annual event where Jewish children honor Jewish war veterans.
Some Seattle residents say they are appalled by Sawant’s behavior
SEATTLE — The debate remains contentious over the city’s proposal to tax the biggest companies in Seattle and use the money to help ease the homeless crisis.
Under the proposal, about 600 companies would be taxed $500 per employee, raising $75 million a year.
That money would go to build nearly 1,800 units of affordable housing units over five years to fight homelessness.
At the same time, residents of the Seattle’s Green Lake neighborhood became angry over what they said was the city’s lax attitude about an unsanctioned homeless camp that they said was a site for drug use, criminals and filthy conditions. Some of them showed up at a recent City Council town hall in the Ballard neighborhood to voice their displeasure.