UPDATED October 22: The Find It Fix It walk has been rescheduled for November 19th from 10:30 to 12:30.
The Mayor and key City Department Directors and Officials will be in Crown Hill and Whittier Heights on Saturday, November 19 from 10:30 to 12:30 for a city-sponsored Find it Fix it Walk. During these walks, neighbors, police, and City officials will walk together to identify physical elements in the neighborhood that make it feel unsafe or poorly maintained, and identify opportunities to make improvements to the community.
We hope you can join us, rain or shine. The walk will begin at Baker Park in Whittier Heights on 8347 14th Ave NW. The City will provide refreshments in Baker Park from 10:30 to 11:00, and the one-mile walking tour will begin from Baker Park at 11:00 and end at 12:30 at the bus stop at 15th Avenue in front of T-Mobile.
Neighbors can join the entire walk, or can join anywhere along the route. Please share this downloadable map with your neighbors, and join us as we discuss these urgent neighborhood topics with our City leaders: (note the agenda may change given the rescheduled event. Look for an updated post or email for the most current agenda)
10:30 – 11:00: Sign in and Refreshments
11:00 – 11:15: Welcome Remarks from Mayor Ed Murray
11:15 – 12:15: Community Walk
Stop 1/Start: Crime and Safety in Baker Park
Stop 2: Proposed Upzones, Planning
Stop 3: Safe Pedestrian Access/Safe Routes to School
Stop 4: Drainage, Flooding and Sidewalks
Stop 5/End: Transit
12:15 – 12:30: Department Representatives and Staff Available for Follow-up Questions
Committee for Smart Growth neighbor volunteers wearing white stickers can help connect you to the right City official for your question or make your comment.
The Crown Hill Urban Village Committee for Smart Growth volunteers will be addressing the issues that nearly 600 community members identified in our recent survey, including: crime, police response times and public safety, inadequate transit capacity and lack of sidewalks north of 85th. Other issues raised will include considerations for at-risk rental properties, drainage and flooding, pedestrian safety and other key recommendations that have been raised with the City by CHUV Committee for Smart Growth.
The Committee will also be drawing Mayor Ed Murray’s and City leaders’ attention to the need for neighborhood planning before rezoning and enhanced infrastructure and transit to manage growth.
We’re working with neighbors to share their personal experiences with the issues highlighted, so that Mayor and City leaders get a sense of the impact City decisions on rezoning will have on people’s lives.
Hope to see you there! For questions, or to share ideas, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.