Mayor Jenny Durkan to speak at the Highland Park Action Committee (HPAC) Meeting on Weds., Sept. 26, 2018

NOTE: We will have an earlier start time, doors open at 6:15 pm and meeting will begin at 6:30 PM to accommodate the Mayor’s schedule. Seating is limited to the first 150 people.

HPAC Meeting with Guest Speaker Mayor Jenny Durkan
Date: Weds. Sept. 26, 2018
Time: 6:15p – 8p
Location: Highland Park Improvement Club (HPIC)
1116 SW Holden St., Seattle, WA 98106

jennyMayor Jenny Durkan’s will follow through on her promise to visit Highland Park this month and we hope that she will work with us to effect much-needed changes so that the diverse residents of our neighborhood can look forward to a bright and positive future!

We have requested the focus of the Mayor’s remarks to address:
1) the infrastructure needs of Highland Park, specifically, the Highland Park Way & SW Holden St. intersection. This has been HPAC’s preponderant infrastructure project, which we have been working to bring to fruition for many years. Further, Highland Park has been working to make this intersection safer in varying capacities for well over 70 years!
2) the additional issues of neighborhood safety and community development in Highland Park which we wish to have addressed along with the Highland Park Way and SW Holden St. Project including (i) Crime and Safety, (ii) Homeless Encampments, and (iii) Community Development.

Background: During Mayor Jenny Durkan’s West Seattle town hall on February 24, 2018, HPAC’s Gunner Scott, currently vice chair, requested that the mayor pay a visit to Highland Park to discuss some of the longstanding issues that adversely affect our neighborhood, including the proposed Highland Park Way / SW Holden St. roundabout project.

Highland Park Way SW is one of the few gateways into West Seattle from the rest of the city and the Highland Park Roundabout project would go a long way to ease congestion by improving traffic flow and safety through the neighborhood. Yet it remains distinctly underfunded. To date, only $200k (of an estimated total cost of $2.5M) has been committed to the project.

HPAC Meeting with Guest Speaker Mayor Jenny Durkan
Date: Weds. Sept. 26, 2018
Time: 6:15p – 8p
Location: Highland Park Improvement Club (HPIC)
1116 SW Holden St., Seattle, WA 98106

Agenda

6:15 Doors open

6:30 Calling meeting to order

6:35 Guest Speaker – Mayor Jenny Durkan

6:50 – 7:00 Q&A

Interlude

7:10 – Conversation with Randy Wiger, Recreation Program Coordinator, Parks Department, about programming in HP parks

7:30 Guest – Jason Johnson, Interim Director, Department of Human Services: Open conversation about City of Seattle homeless responses and policies

8:00 close meeting

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