The city of Seattle is dying. It is now run by the criminal element without apparent care or concern from the city government or apparently even the state government. The retail core is dying, people don't feel safe and the streets of Seattle are filled with homeless drug addicts who have become the criminal element, who are consistently arrested, released, rearrested and released again and again. Because of the corruption as well as the failed policies of these city and state governments, businesses are shuttering, people are leaving and that means the city is going bankrupt.
From the description of the video documentary created by an ABC affiliate, on YouTube:
"The Fight for the Soul of Seattle" examines the role of Seattle's City Council in allowing the situation to reach what many experts consider epidemic levels under the guise of a compassionate approach to people who suffer from substance addiction and who commit crimes to feed their habit. It documents the heartbreaking condition of people on the streets, and the crushing decisions Seattle entrepreneurs are forced to contemplate as their life savings and dreams are destroyed by theft, vandalism and a dwindling customer base. This documentary also explores potential bold solutions to treat those living on the streets and pair them with agencies and assistance that can provide a clear path away from the endless circle of addiction and crime."