Morgan Junction Park name campaign: Time for you to help

(photo taken today, added 4:50 pm)
Local neighborhood leaders have been working for months (9/08 WSB report here) to get Morgan Junction’s new park – under construction now and scheduled for dedication at the Morgan Community Festival June 13th – named for the late longtime West Seattle Herald reporter Tim St. Clair, who lost his cancer fight a year ago. The campaign has run into some roadblocks, including Parks Department policy stipulating at least 3 years between a person’s death and a naming honor like this. But supporters aren’t giving up, and now they are asking for your help: Pete Spalding just sent word that he and several other of the aforementioned leaders, including Morgan Community Association‘s Cindi Barker, Steve Sindiong, and Chas Redmond, are starting a petition drive, hoping to gather signatures to present to West Seattle-residing City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen, who chairs the Parks Committee, and Parks Superintendent Tim Gallagher, who has the final say on park names. Download a copy of the petition here, gather some signatures ASAP, and send them to Pete, whose address is on the form. (Also look for the petition at upcoming community meetings – Pete says signature-gathering began at meetings last night including the Delridge District Council.)

4 Replies to "Morgan Junction Park name campaign: Time for you to help"

  • westwood February 19, 2009 (11:40 pm)

    The policy is actually a good one. It is designed to prevent emotional naming decisions right after a death. I wish them luck, Tim deserves the honor. But if they fail to get a waiver, then they should just name it Morgan Junction Park for two years and then rename it.

  • 56bricks February 20, 2009 (12:33 am)

    Call it what it was. Old station (gas).

  • acemotel February 20, 2009 (8:04 am)

    People in search of a cause should establish a scholarship in Tim’s memory, something that will have a lasting effect in the lives of people. It takes two seconds to sign a petition. It takes work and dedication to raise money for a scholarship. Don’t make exceptions to a sound policy….

  • fluorescent carl February 20, 2009 (12:47 pm)

    beverage place pub…
    Morgan place park…

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