On the issues: Homelessness a common concern for mayoral candidates, community members

As the list of candidates for Spokane’s mayoral race grows, the focus on homelessness grows.

Each candidate that has shared their platform includes a desire to find solutions for homelessness or plans to address a shortage of homeless housing.

The other two most commonly reoccurring issues among candidate platforms were public safety and economic diversity.

On a Facebook poll, 53% of voters said homelessness was their major concern. 27% chose public safety/crime and 13% selected economic diversity or growth.

7% selected other issues, mentioning roads/potholes or other traffic issues as their primary concerns.

A Twitter poll also put homelessness ahead of the other common issues for candidates, with 35% of the vote.

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