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Lynnwood Times: Crime, Homelessness and affordable housing key topics of discussion at Mayor’s Coffee Klatch

Doug Buell, Lynnwood Times

Homelessness so often coupled with drug and mental health issues, and home ownership becoming more challenging due to a lack of affordable housing were much on the minds of residents at a recent Coffee Klatch hosted by Mayor Jon Nehring with special guest Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01).

“Homelessness, and drugs and mental health – and a lot of times they all go together – is the single biggest issue facing local, state and frankly, federal government across the nation right now,” said Mayor Jon Nehring at a special Coffee Klatch April 10 joined by U.S. Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, representing the redrawn 1st District.

While the session gave attendees an opportunity to ask questions face-to-face with the political leaders on a variety of topics, homelessness, crime, and a housing market thin on affordable housing drew the most discussion.  

Nehring said local governments, City Councils, staff and law enforcement wrestle daily with the impacts of drug abuse, mental health and homelessness on their communities, particularly acute along the I-5 corridor.

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