King County homelessness “czar’ candidate declines job

SEATTLE (AP) — County officials say a homelessness and racial-equity consultant from Atlanta has declined an offer from King County leaders to run their Regional Homelessness Authority. The Seattle Times reports it is unclear why Regina Cannon declined the offer. Cannon did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the newspaper. This is another setback for the long-delayed setup of a Regional Homelessness Authority, which is supposed to get the county on the same page in responding to homelessness. The coronavirus pandemic, the shift to doing public business online, and infighting between suburban leaders and Seattle and the county have slowed the search.