‘Memo’ on emergency housing a hoax, City of Edmonds says

Some Edmonds residents reporting having a memo — printed on City of Edmonds letterhead — posted on their doors stating that the city was going to use part of their property for temporary emergency housing.

It’s a hoax, said city spokesperson Kelsey Foster, who directed us to a statement on the city’s Facebook page.

“We want to assure you that nothing in this letter is factual and it was not sent out from the city,” the statement said.

  1. I hope that whomever sent the letter is held accountable for their unauthorized use of Edmonds City official letterhead and forging a city employee’s signature.
    These types of letters, social media pranks and actions created to get people riled up is a dangerous practice. I hope there is an investigation into this.
    And no, this is not happening. This isn’t how eminent domain works. The lack of knowledge about how government and civics works when a “world wide web/Google” exists is a little shocking.
    If all else fails, dust off those encyclopedias and dig in!

  2. Thank you for getting this information about a hoax document . This mis-information is designed to cause upset and concern and divide our community.

  3. Someone needs to get a grip on their conspiracy theories. Way too much time on their hands to concoct a time consuming detailed prank like this.
    They obviously took the time to plan this and execute it leading up to actual trespass to attach it on someone’s private residence door.
    Perhaps security cam footage might reveal more to who’s responsible for this.
    Hopefully a police report was filed and an investigation will follow.
    Seriously, what is wrong with these tin hat wearing people?

  4. “Seriously, what is wrong with these tin hat wearing people?” I’ll tell you what: critical thinking is no longer taught in school. So many people today fall for the most ridiculous propaganda, and never stop to think if it really sounds plausible or not. It’s dangerous and destructive and I wish there was an antidote to all this misinformation floating around. Better education, I guess.

    1. it seems to me that many (not all) of the people that are falling for and passing on these conspiracy theories and sending these messages are from a time when critical thinking skills were still taught. I would say ages 40 + – graduating at the most pre-2001. (at least my kids were taught this and graduated in the 90’s)
      From what I have seen people in their 20’s/30’s don’t seem to buy into this as much (again not all)
      There always have been the people that will believe these things, what concerns me is the increased aggressiveness of the perpetrators and their willingness to go so far as threaten people and communities.
      I hope that the police find this person and any cohorts they may have and investigate thoroughly.

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