On a cold day in mid-November, roughly 50 of your neighbors braved the rain to meet with Mayor Murray and City Department leads to walk and talk about opportunities for neighborhood improvements, particularly given the City’s plan for increased density in our community. Though the KIRO TV segment would have people believe all we discussed was crime (slow police response times was your number one concern on this summer’s survey); your neighbors also took the opportunity to raise awareness with City leaders about our top concerns in regards to the growth of our Urban Village and the infrastructure needs to support it.
The video of the walk, just posted on Seattle Channel, will give those who could not attend an idea of what was discussed at each stop in the walk. In addition, leads from the Crown Hill Urban Village Committee for Smart Growth were able to talk one-on-one with key department heads on issues such as transit, sidewalks, drainage, pedestrian safety, and the importance of engaging in community planning before increasing the density in our neighborhood.
We continue to push the City to provide additional infrastructure supports so that our community continues to be livable long into the future, but we could use your help. Interested in volunteering? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.