I hope this post finds you all well. We've had a lot of you reach out to see what is going on with the car that's been parked at the lower entrance (156th) since the beginning of July.
Many of you have told us that you believe this person has been living in their car and has parked it here in our community. Instead of taking drastic measures like towing the car, we've chosen a different path - one of kindness and patience. We all know that life can throw unexpected challenges our way. Sometimes circumstances force people into situations that we may not fully understand or relate to. It takes a compassionate perspective to acknowledge that not everyone has a roof over their heads and to respond with empathy rather than judgment.
Here are the actions taken thus far:
July 3rd: HOA spoke to vehicle owner to have the car moved in the next day or two
July 5th: Renton Police Department, Traffic Division contacted. They issued a notice to the vehicle owner to move the vehicle as it has been parked there for more than 72 hours on the same day.
July 5th: City of Renton Homelessness Coordinator was contacted and will be working in tandem with Renton PD to ensure the right thing is done to get this person moved out of our community and/or get the help they need.
We ask that you be patient as we work with Renton PD to resolve this. If you feel rustrated or disagree with our actions, let's have a conversatoin about it. Send us a contact form and we will reach out to you to discuss this further. Together, we can create a stronger and more inclusive community where everyone feels valued and supported.
Let's continue to show kindness, compassion, and understanding, not only to our neighbors but to everyone we encounter on our journey through life. After all, it's the connections we make and the impact we have on each other that truly make a community thrive.
Thank you for taking the time to read this post. Your support and willingness to make a difference is very much appreciated.