High Point’s party

artk.jpgWhat a day for High Point, with a big event this morning to officially celebrate the global award just given to the Seattle Housing Authority‘s grand experiment. Citywide media dropped in too; check out this tv clip with a few familiar folks (Wendy Hughes-Jelen, who has two sites on our Other Blogs in WS page, and neighborhood activist Miranda Taylor). We stopped by to check out an expected appearance by the mayor, but the crowd was told he had to cancel at the last minute for a funeral. Instead, Al Levine from SHA (photo right) emceed. High Point is amassing quite the trophy case. If you haven’t been through the area lately, make time for a drive, or a stroll. The sheer scope is something to behold.

7 Replies to "High Point's party"

  • andrew November 6, 2007 (8:13 am)

    It just cracks me up that the KIRO TV reporter boasts of all the positives, then claims that crime is on the rise in High Point. This is simply not true and I am tempted to ask her where she got that information. We are like any other neighborhood. Yet, we are nothing like any other neighborhood. We’ve received a lot of positive attention, and now it’s time to be good neighbors.

  • Wendy November 6, 2007 (8:31 am)

    The evening newscast eliminated Al’s and my sound bites, focused on the negative and kept Miranda’s quotes about gun shots. Guess the evening news is expected to be more hard-hitting and a downer. So glad I didn’t become a journalist, I couldn’t stomach it.

    West Seattle Herald was also there so I would expect something in this week’s paper.

  • old timer November 6, 2007 (9:04 am)

    You have to remember that one of corporate media’s main purposes is to keep us in a constant state of fear.
    The other is to keep us in constant parallel state of wanting stuff.
    Buy stuff, assuage fear.

    They throw in a few grins and games, but that’s all a cover.

  • JE November 6, 2007 (10:19 am)

    People concerned about corporate media’s control of information need to be aware of the “stealth” meeting being held this Friday at Town Hall from 4 pm to 11 pm by the FCC. It’s their last of six meetings on their plan to allow even more media consolidation, concentrating control over information into even fewer hands. The FCC clearly hopes to blunt public input on this plan by not announcing the meeting until last Friday. If you care about who controls information in this democracy, don’t let them get away with it!

  • highpoint resident November 7, 2007 (8:02 am)

    I find it funny, how they get award after award, but everybody has mushrooms growing on their property (very high water table), because there is no proper drainage from the houses to the street.
    In a few years, I’m sure the moisture will attack all the houses.

    The builders say its not their problem and the HOA says its a builder problem.

  • Michell November 7, 2007 (8:27 pm)

    highpoint resident

    where are the mushrooms growing? and which builder are you referring to? More information would be helpful.

    I’ve been keeping my eye on the new development because I like the houses by dwelling company on 31st.

  • The Velvet Bulldog November 7, 2007 (8:53 pm)

    Not to dispute highpoint resident’s observation, but it’s a damp climate and most yards have mushrooms. We’re lucky we don’t have them growing out of our heads.

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