Got a calendar? Plenty of dates worth noting, in the toplines from tonight’s Delridge Neighborhoods District Council meeting – plus discussions about business and crimefighting – read on!
ECONOMIC HEALTH: West Seattle Chamber of Commerce CEO Patti Mullen visited the DNDC to talk about possibilities as Delridge’s economic health continues to improve. Consensus was that some kind of economic survey would be in order, and Mullen offered ideas of how that could happen.
COMMUNITY POLICING: Resources and how to use them were also at the heart of a discussion about community policing, with Southwest Precinct operations Lt. Pierre Davis and Community Police Team Officer Jon Kiehn. Explaining the CPT role, Officer Kiehn said his job is to know what resources are open to people, and how they can be used to resolve some problems. Patrol officers’ focus is responding to calls, while his job is to follow back around with people to see how police can work with them to reduce and prevent crime. He and Lt. Davis also fielded questions about Block Watch and how to set one up for multifamily residences like townhomes and apartment buildings.
SPEAKING OF RESOURCES AND RESOLVING PROBLEMS: It’s been a little over two years since City Councilmembers Sally Clark and Tim Burgess, with other city officials, accepted then-North Delridge Neighborhood Council chair Mike Dady‘s invitation for a tour of problem properties in Delridge. NDNC’s Holli Margell told tonight’s DNDC meeting that Burgess and Clark will return for a walking tour of Delridge on June 11th, starting (like the one in 2009) from Uptown Espresso at Delridge/Andover.
BOREN SCHOOL: Pete Spalding is organizing a work party for June 4th to help with a solution to the ongoing tagging at the vacant Boren Junior High School site on Delridge (empty this year after housing Chief Sealth International High School the past two years). He says about 40 murals recently painted by volunteers in Mount Baker will be installed over the plywood window coverings at Boren, and the work party will put some “final touches” on them before installation, including painting the panels’ backs and sides “to increase longevity.”
DNDC’S ANNUAL JOINT MEETING WITH SOUTHWEST DISTRICT COUNCIL: It’s set for July 20th at the Neighborhood House Neighborhood Center in High Point.
DELRIDGE DAY: Brainstorming is under way for the annual Delridge festival, which will be held late in the summer this year, tentatively set for September 10th (with hopes that the Delridge Skatepark will be up and running by then). A list of brainstorms for the festival was circulated, with hopes of games, vendors, entertainment, and food. If you’re interested in helping, contact NDNC’s Amanda Leonard, email@example.com.