Highland Park Action Committee

HPAC Agenda 1/24/2018: Meet SPU’s Natural Drainage Systems, Sharps Collection Pilot Program & (Indoor) Tennis Anyone?


Weds. January 24, 2018

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

Agenda Includes:

7:00p Engagement with Community Resources

Meet Lt. Ron Smith, Seattle Police Department: Reviewing current crime stats and responding to current concerns/issues

Meet the Friends of Southwest Tennis
Indoor Tennis Proposal: View short presentation about the project idea, the study findings, and start the conversation with Lisa Corbin

Meet SPU’s Sharps Collection Pilot Program
Seattle Public Utilities is helping clean up Seattle through their Sharps (needles, syringes, and lancets) Pilot Program. The program, which began in August of 2016, helps mitigate sharps litter in public spaces, provides sharps drop off locations throughout the city, and training on needle disposal and safety.This training will go over further details on the program, sharps disposal and safety, and risks of bloodborne pathogens. For additional questions, please contact Alison Steinbacher (206-684-3326alison.steinbacher@seattle.gov) or Tracy Cramer (206-684-5813tracy.cramer@seattle.gov).
  Meet SPU’s Natural Drainage Systems Program
Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is planning to build natural drainage systems in your neighborhood in 2019.

7:50p Community Announcements


7:55p HPAC Executive Committee Updates

8:00p New Standing Committees Meet: Neighborhood Infrastructure & Neighborhood Engagement

1) Neighborhood Infrastructure- this committee will address issues of streets/sidewalks, transit, crosswalks, HP/SW Holden/curb cuts, traffic signals: key responsibilities can include applying for Neighborhood funding, developing campaigns, outreaching to City departments, educating policymakers.
Potential Issue Areas to Address

2) Neighborhood Engagement – this committee will address issues of community engagement including safety/crime/SPD, encampments, SPU, beautification, parks, trails, trash, events, and environmental issues: key responsibilities can include applying for Neighborhood funding, coalition building with other neighborhood groups, outreaching to City departments, developing projects, and engaging neighbors.
Potential Issue Areas to Address

Next Meeting is our Annual Meeting on Weds. February 28, 2018.