All HPAC meetings are held at the Highland Park Improvement Club, 1116 SW Holden, 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
Find it, Fix it Walk – Next steps and additional neighborhood action and follow up regarding upcoming report. See video from the walk.
- Suggested action: Review any outstanding requests and debrief the walk.
Highland Park Way Roundabout – Next steps on securing funding and a neighborhood letter writing campaign which will be needed for this.
- Suggested action: Approving the draft neighbor and business letter templates and outreach plan for distributing. Letters at due Aug 1, 2017
HALA – DEIS (Draft Environmental Impact Statement) community response – There is a 45 day period to submit responses, there will be a Seattle coalition analysis and likely some kind of West Seattle wide meeting to explain more of the policy wonk bits and express opinions. It will then be up to each neighborhood to respond to the overall DEIS in context to local Urban Village proposals. View video explain the process http://www.seattlechannel.org/misc-video?videoid=x76789
- Suggested Actions from WWRHAH: Would HPAC reps wish to attend the larger analysis meetings, and, does HPAC want to meet and coordinate with SDCG & WWRHAH on our Urban Village response no later than mid-July?
H-Line Metro – SDOT and Metro and the question of accountability to the community. Several neighborhood groups have reached out to SDOT regarding changes to existing 128 and 60 bus services and received conflicting messages.
- Suggested Actions from WWRHAH: Would HPAC like coordinate with WWRHAH and SDCG to request a meeting in the early fall with Metro to present the community’s overarching mass transit challenges, and provide community generated suggestions, and request Metro to pursue data that refutes what we are telling them.
HPAC Executive Committee Updates:
- Finances, decisions, and requests
Engagement with Community Resources
Lt. Ron Smith, Seattle Police Department:
Reviewing current crime stats and responding to current concerns/issues
Meet Yun Pitre, Community Engagement Coordinator, with the Department of Neighborhoods.
Yun will talk about the changes to the Neighborhood District Coordinator program as there are now four Community Engagement Coordinators acting as points of contact for the City. Yun assigned to neighborhoods south of I-90 and West Seattle (District 1 & 2).
Meet Cherry Liu, Family Engagement Specialist, Neighborhood House
Neighborhood House offers preschool, toddler, and home visiting programs through its Head Start, Early Head Start, and Parent Child Home programs. The age ranges are 3-5 years for preschool, 2-3 years for toddler, and prenatal-3 years for early head start home visiting and 16-30 months for the Parent Child Home Program. Cherry Liu is a Family Engagement Specialist with Neighborhood House and she will be available to provide information on these programs and answer any questions community members or providers might have about them.
Meet Zach Carstensen, Director, Outreach and Engagement, Office of Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA-07)
Zach will be at HPAC to learn more about the community and understand the needs as well as answer questions about Congress member Jayapal’s work in Washington DC.
For participating in last month Find it, Fix it Walk!
Mayor Murray has conveyed several times to HPAC leadership that Highland Park was one of the best walks he has done, because neighbors came with solutions to the issues that were raised.