Save the Date for our Next Meeting:

On the agenda, Public Art and Public Safety!

Flyers by David Boyer at Westcrest Park
SPD Mounted Patrol at Morgan Junction Community Festival in 2017, photo credit: West Seattle Blog

March 24, 7-8:30pm HPAC monthly meeting via Zoom.


  • Guest Kristen Ramirez from the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs will talk about public art being planned in conjunction with the Highland/Holden intersection improvements.
  • Guest District 1 Council Representative Lisa Herbold will discuss City Council thinking on Public Safety budgeting and alternative programs being developed to support police work in the community.

Zoom Meeting Info

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At large Announcements:

  • Help keep our elders safe – we are working with the West Seattle City Vaccine site to get folks access to vaccinations – particularly those without internet or search skills that may need a phone call or a personal outreach – contact Nickie at if you know anyone in the neighborhood over 65 that needs a shot.
  • Consider signing this petition in support of the Duwamish Tribal ongoing recognition efforts:

  • The March 8 meeting with SDOT on the Highland Park/Riverview/South Delridge Home Zone Plan was a great success. Thanks to all who turned out for that, and for all your help planning and making needed suggestions to keep our neighborhood safe during the bridge detours. The good news is that SDOT is now targeting June of 2022 for completion of the High Bridge repair! The eBoard will be joining other West Seattle groups in sending a letter of support to federal government funders as the City seeks to raise the needed monies for the work.
  • Information on the Compost Giveaway is found in your HPAC/HPIC Newsletters.

Join us for our Monthly HPAC Meeting

Gardening in the planting strip.

Wednesday Feb. 24 from 7-8:30PM (4th Wednesday)

Where: Zoom

Special topics – Gardening Resources & Compost


Announcements -learn about upcoming free compost giveaway events!

Report from Waste Management on best compost practices

Presentation & Discussion:

Your Pandemic Garden 2.0: “You started it last year, now what?” 

Led by neighbor gardener and Seattle Tilth Alliance Community Education Manager Chris Hoffer. Learn more about starting and maintaining a garden to grow food in the city. Meet other neighborhood gardeners and share ideas and inspiration!

Chris will take us through:

  • Getting Started: Beds, Boxes and Containers
  • Plants for Success
  • Tips for Long-term Success
  • Resource sharing + Q&A

Zoom meeting info:

Time: Feb 24, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Five Days Left to Comment on Home Zone Plan

Greetings all – just 5 more days to submit your comments or requests to the SDOT Home Zone Plan – add suggestions for your block, or thoughts about the Greenway routing.

Click on this link to connect to the Survey:

Meeting Recording Jan. 27.2021

Topic: Monthly HPAC Meeting
Date: Jan 27, 2021 06:43 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Meeting Recording:

Next HPAC Meeting on Zoom: Wed. Jan. 27 @ 7pm

All Welcome. We will have representatives from SPD for a short visit, and a comprehensive presentation and conversation with SDOT Home Zone Planners, to help them prioritize the traffic mitigation proposed for Highland Park/ Riverview & South Delridge.

Time: Jan 27, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Join your neighbors & friends in Honoring the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday Jan. 18 for a Highland Park Day of Service

 – co-sponsored by HPAC & HPIC.

We have some limited opportunities to work on demo of the HPIC ceiling, plus trash grabbers, gloves & bags for folks to do socially distanced neighborhood cleanup at large and in Riverview Playfields.

Tools available at 10am at Highland Park Improvement Club, 1116 SW Holden. Return pickup tools and collected trash by 3pm.

Free SDOT traffic mitigation signs available day of event or email to request alternate pick up.

Share a picture of your cleanup @HPACWS #HighlandParkCares or post to our Facebook Page!

Save the date for the HPAC monthly meeting [all welcome]:

Wednesday Jan 27. 7-8:30pm – We are gathering online via Zoom. Agenda includes:

  • Report back to the neighborhood on SDOT Home Zone planning & proposed actions
  • Public safety report from SPD SW Police Precinct
  • Introduction of Janet Shull from the Seattle Office of Economic Development who will leading a neighborhood planning process for Highland Park in 2021

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HPAC Coalition is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Monthly HPAC Meeting

Time: Jan 27, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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General Interest update on Automated Ticketing on the WS Low Bridge:

UPDATE! -Starting on Jan. 11, unauthorized vehicles on the West Seattle Low Bridge during the day are subject to a $75 fine for each trip.

The Low Bridge has become an extremely important path for emergency vehicles, buses, and heavy freight to get in and out of West Seattle while the High-Rise Bridge is closed for repair until 2022. To keep this critical route clear for these essential trips, other vehicles may not drive on the Low Bridge between 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Alternate routes for people who cannot drive on the Low Bridge include the 1st Ave S Bridge or South Park Bridge. Click here to find detour routes and learn more about travel options.

Home Zone Plan update & SDOT Signs available!

Greetings neighbors. With the Mayor’s announcement selecting the path of repair for the WSBridge, we now have an idea of the timeline we face hosting the detour route traffic. The SDOT Home Zone planners are at work in our neighborhoods, doing additional traffic counting and outreach to all involved. While HPAC traditionally pauses our community meetings during Nov/Dec months due to holidays, the executive board and traffic committee chairs will continue to monitor this work.

Please continue to contact us if you have traffic issues to report. We have a batch of the free SDOT traffic calming signs seen here for your use. Available in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Email hpactraffic@gmail to arrange pickup.

Add your Thoughts to the SDOT Home Zone Plan

Join us Wednesday, October 28, as SDOT planners check-in with Highland Park, Riverview & South Delridge residents, to report back to the larger community on what was heard on the Home Zone walks of October 20-21, and collect additional feedback from community to develop a proposed home zone plan. A home zone plan involves the entire neighborhood working together to prioritize improvements that calm traffic and improve pedestrian mobility and neighborhood livability during the impacts of the WSBridge detour routes.

We will also hear a brief update on the progress of Highland/Holden intersection planning work.

Meet your neighbors and help build a safer, more user friendly community. Log in virtually here:

Wednesday, October 28 Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm Link to meeting: Meeting ID: : 894 0739 2875 Call into the meeting: +1 253 215 8782 US

To request an interpreter or accommodations for persons with disabilities, please contact the City at 206-400-7511 or 24 hours prior to the meeting date. 

What does the Reconnect West Seattle Plan mean to Highland Park, Riverview, So. Delridge and Roxhill Neighborhoods?

Join Us for Our HPAC Monthly Meeting
Weds., Sep 23, 2020 at 07:00 PM on Zoom

We’ll hear from SDOT & Department of Neighborhoods folks about this and other survey projects moving ahead now and in 2021. Plus, discuss how we want to work with the City to mitigate traffic impacts going forward. There will also be a preliminary introduction to the Home Zone concept – steps that will be taken to keep our area safe, walkable and connected during the WS Bridge reroute traffic.

Meet neighbors! Get involved with neighborhood concerns
Time: Sep 23, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time
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HPAC is Seeking Several New Executive Committee Members

Find yourself spending more time in your neighborhood? Are you seeing it differently? Do you have an interest in the history as well as an investment in its future? Do you have ideas about how to make it safer and more enjoyable? 

Highland Park Action Coalition (HPAC) invites neighbors from Highland Park, Riverview, & South Delridge to join us in sharing your thoughts, concerns and interests in our community. 

This volunteer organization welcomes all residents as participating members and actively offers opportunities for leadership roles.

After 5 years in leadership at HPAC, Gunner Scott is stepping down as HPAC’s chair effective September 18, 2020. While he will no longer be a part of the of the day to day at HPAC, he will continue to support the great work of HPAC and the neighborhoods in other ways. We wish him the best and thank him for his service.

As you know, HPAC’s goal is to address community needs and advocate with Government agencies and policy makers. We need your voice and energy to make that happen. HPAC has been very successful at advocating for the neighborhood for the last 10 years with regards to:

Micro Policing Plans
Traffic Concerns
Improvement of safe routes for schools
Highland Park Elementary support
Delridge Wetlands
Street and sidewalk improvements, curbs, visibility, speeding, noise pollution
Homeless Encampment issues
Greenbelt Trails
Dumar Substation rezone
Preserving the Myers Way property for future public uses
Relocation of a proposed County Jail expansion
Supporting collaborative efforts with surrounding groups such as Earthcorps, the Duwamish Tribe,
District 1 Neighborhood Council and others.

And with your help, HPAC will continue to work on other topics that concern our area.

PLEASE consider joining our next HPAC Zoom Meeting on Wednesday, September 23rd at 7pm! Our main focus at the moment is traffic!! However, there will be an opportunity to ask questions and learn about joining HPAC at that time. 

Hope to see you there! 
Highland Park Action Coalition Traffic Impacts Committee

Craig, Kay, and Donna will continue to lead HPAC’s work on traffic mitigation and more support is needed to keep HPAC a vibrant neighborhood advocacy group. Therefore, HPAC is seeking neighbors from Highland Park, South Delridge and Riverview to help steer the coalition and advocate on behalf of our beautiful and diverse neighborhoods. If you are interested come a virtual meeting or email

Special Meeting: SDOT to Present Highland Park/South Delridge/Riverview Neighborhood Prioritization Survey Results

Thursday, Aug 13, 2020
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Via Virtual Meeting: The meeting is open to all, but due to our 100 person Zoom capacity we will prioritize attendees from Highland Park, South Delridge, Riverview and Roxhill.

Join HPAC and SDOT on a presentation and discussion about the Highland Park/South Delridge/Riverview Traffic Survey Results.

About The Neighborhood Prioritization Process
The survey was to enable neighborhoods to prioritize which projects felt, as a community, would best address the impacts of the High-Bridge closure. The survey included lists of potential projects that were generated from ideas SDOT received from community, along with some of their own ideas, and projects from existing transportation and neighborhood plans. While a much larger mix of projects remain on SDOT’s radar, they recognize the need for immediate action. Therefore, the lists included projects that can be completed quickly and cost less than $100,000.

Please visit for more information and to access all materials in multiple languages or by email or by calling 206-400-7511.

See also HPAC’s response and concerns to the process

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