Thanks to Matt Driscoll for alerting us (column, 5-3) to the concern that Tacoma might be embarrassed about its homeless population when on display before the whole world in late June.
Let's hope that the concern leads to appropriate action that helps solve the problem of homelessness rather than simply hide it from view.
One obviously temporary solution, yet a good safe and clean one, is a tent city, carefully modeled after a very successful system in Seattle. I am part of a tiny team working on getting the system established here. For more information, and to lend a hand, meet with us at 4 p.m.on the first and third Mondays at First United Methodist Church, 621 Tacoma Ave. South.