It’s Fall! Join us at the HPAC September Meeting!

Next meeting is September 28, 2017

All HPAC meetings are held at the Highland Park Improvement Club, 1116 SW Holden, Seattle, WA 98106 on the 4th Wednesday of the month (except Aug & Dec)
Doors open at 6:30 – Meeting from 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Agenda:
Welcome
SPD Updates
HPIC Updates

Neighborhood Noise Pollution 
Jesse Robbins is doing research across Seattle to learn if and how noise pollution from, among other things, cars and motorcycles with loud mufflers is a problem among residents. Will ask questions about the presence of noise pollution in Highland Park neighborhood.
Rain Garden Contractor Fair
HPAC Updates
Planning for October Open House – We will be looking for folks to help with an HPAC open house, including outreach for potluck style food and beverage, help with set up, and help with small group facilitation

Did you know…  About the Sanislo Elementary School Boundary Changes
Open Discussion About the Change in School Boundaries on 9/28/2017

As reported in the West Seattle Blog, Sanislo Elementary back to the Denny International Middle School/Chief Sealth International High School feeder zone, just two years after it was moved out of that zone.

From Seattle School staff:

“Staff recommends that the entire Sanislo Elementary School attendance area be re-aligned with the Denny International Middle School attendance area and feeder pattern. This would return the Sanislo feeder pattern to Denny for middle school.

Additionally, staff recommends that the addition of Sanislo into the Denny feeder pattern be aligned with the high school boundaries. This would mean that the Chief Sealth International High School attendance area would include Sanislo beginning in 2017-18. Currently Denny feeds into Chief Sealth and Madison feeds into West Seattle High School, thus this alignment would be necessary if Sanislo is in the Denny feeder pattern.”

Sanislo’s boundary change decision will have an impact in Riverview and Highland Park. The choice of shifting Sanislo back to Denny Sealth may also further economically polarize both the middle schools and the high schools.

Question we want to explore:

  • What effect does this have on families in our neighborhoods?
  • Should HPAC advocate for something different?
  • Is a further discussion with Seattle Public Schools needed at this time?

Delridge District Council Updates – Updates from DNDC meeting – DNDC , community engagement, and the future of the District Council system within DoN, as well as updates from NSF grants.

Think Green Challenge update – Highland Park Waste Management Think Green Challenge. We could win 15,000 dollars for neighborhood projects and improvements!Have you reduced waste? Tell us how you did that!

Send us photos, videos, or blog posts about what you do to reduce/reuse/recycle. Email hpacchair@gmail.com with your projects or Tweet at us @HPACWS or on our Facebook page your techniques for reducing waste add the hashtag #HPACRecycle

Preview of next few months agendas – including open house, public education event on homelessness, and planning for 2017.

Community announcements and closing

Got Agenda Items? Email hpacchair@gmail.com for more information.
Check out our Facebook page for announcements, events, and other timely happenings.

Have you taken the Department of Neighborhood’s Engage Survey Yet?

  • From DoN: To help with our feedback gathering, we developed a quick and simple two-minute survey to learn how we can make it easier for you to participate and be heard. More than 2,000 people have completed this survey! Want to know what they’re saying? View the results.
  • Add your voice! Take our survey at http://bit.ly/EngageSeattle-survey.
  • Please share the survey with your friends, family, and neighbors! Have more ideas? Find us on Twitter or Facebook and join the online conversation using#EngageSeattle.

 

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