We are glad to announce that Pacific Coast Security (PCS) has withdrawn its participation from the anti-homeless Downtown Safety Team security initiative. This is a crucial step in the wider movement to secure safer sleeping options for houseless residents in downtown Olympia. Of course, we expect that the Olympia Downtown Alliance (ODA) will maintain its commitment to vacating our houseless neighbors from the downtown core. We will remain vigilant to such efforts. In the meantime, PCS withdrawal signals the suspension (and hopefully the end) of the Downtown Safety Team – a victory we couldn’t have won without the power of collective struggle and direct action.