Highland Park Action Committee: New leaders; jail deadline

January 26, 2009 at 11:55 pm | In Highland Park, West Seattle jail sites, West Seattle news | 3 Comments

That’s the Highland Park Action Committee‘s new chair Dan Mullins, presiding for the first time at HPAC’s first meeting of the year tonight. (New vice chair Nicole Mazza and treasurer Shawn Mazza couldn’t attend, but you can see them in this photo on the HPAC website; as we reported following the last HPAC meeting, the previous officers decided not to run again — former chair Dorsol Plants is about to kick off his City Council campaign – website in the works here.) Dan’s first report as chair revolved around plans to have a brainstorming session for the community to looking into getting city matching grants for various projects – such as replanting parking strips, doing cleanup in the greenbelt, maybe a kiosk in the Highland Park Improvement Club parking lot to distribute info about HPAC, the HPIC building, and the neighborhood. He also mentioned that Habitat for Humanity is doing a build-a-thon in September and they’re looking for people to sit on a steering committee (more info to come on that). On the hottest HP topic of the past year, Becca Fong says THIS FRIDAY is the deadline for comments on the potential environmental impacts of sites proposed for a new regional misdemeanor jail – including the West Marginal Way/Highland Park Way site. More info on that at the jail-project website. Becca says any citizen concerns about air, water, soil effects will have to be followed up on by the city, so if you have them, send them. (She’s willing to answer questions about the process, highlandparkparadise@gmail.com.)

3 Comments

  1. Congratulations to these newly elected people who have stepped forward to serve and improve their neighborhood. And big thank you to those who had been serving. Let us hope that more people throughout WS get involved in their community/neighborhood groups. (All of which are conveniently listed in the sidebar here on the good ol’ WSB) *This message endorsed by Barack Obama*

    Comment by No More Same Old Same Old — 7:10 am January 27, 2009 #

  2. YAY!!!

    So much promise in this TERRIFIC new leadership. You each are great!

    “Everyone has the Power of Greatness. Not for fame, but greatness. Because greatness is determined by Service.”

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Comment by d — 8:18 am January 27, 2009 #

  3. “the community to looking into getting city matching grants for various projects – such as replanting parking strips”
    Any talk of funds for replanting parking strips should be matched by funds to enforce laws on the books prohibiting parking on these PLANTING strips and the common practice of curb straddling – both of which Seattle Parking Enforcement steadfastly refuses to do. Also what about rampant illegal storage of motor homes and unused vehicles on city right of ways?
    If parking laws were enforced, there would be less need for expensive traffic calming devices such as traffic circles and speed bumps.

    Comment by Green Nulu — 8:39 am January 27, 2009 #

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