The various news stories about Olympia’s tent city campers has drawn much interest over the past years. The recent solution of moving the campers to a newly completed, government-planned and built development of cottages is startling to me.
As the thunderous self-applause of the community’s bureaucrats roars on, it seems to drown out the insanity of spending $3.1 million to build 30 showerless, 10-foot-by-15-foot cabins. This amounts to a cost of about $100,000 for each cabin, or nearly $700 per square foot, for this modern Hooverville.”
What are we thinking?