* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.
Spokane voters overwhelmingly approved major restrictions on camping in Tuesday’s election. But they also backed four of the five candidates who opposed those restrictions.
Frustrated with the growing issue of visible homelessness and urban blight, Spokane voters have criminalized encampments within 1,000 feet of schools, parks, playgrounds and licensed child care facilities.
The anti-camping initiative on the November ballot for Spokane voters has been pitched as narrowly focused on protecting children – outlawing camping anywhere within a 1,000-foot radius of a school, day care center, park or playground.
Protecting children or sweeping the problem under the rug: Spokane voters asked to criminalize encampments near kids
Proposition 1 on ballots for Spokane residents this November will ask whether it should be a citable offense for people who are homeless to camp within 1,000 feet of schools, parks, playgrounds and licensed child care facilities in the city.
After multiple last-minute court rulings, an attempt to pull the anti-camping measure from the general election ballot ultimately failed.
Attorneys on Wednesday filed a lawsuit in Spokane County Superior Court against Brian Hansen, the lawyer leading an effort to ban camping within 1,000 feet of schools, daycares, parks and playgrounds.
The ballot initiative would illegalize camping within 1,000 feet of any school, park, playground and daycare.
Local attorney Brian Hansen’s initiative to prohibit encampments within 1,000 feet of Spokane schools, parks, playgrounds and childcare facilities is set to make the ballot this November.