2nd year of ‘Find It, Fix It’ walks brings 1st one for West Seattle

(City photo from Find It, Fix It walk last July in the Central District)

More than one year after the city launched a series of “Find It, Fix It” walks, one is finally scheduled for West Seattle. According to the Department of Neighborhoods‘ “West Seattle News You Can Use” newsletter, it’ll happen in North Delridge on October 3rd. Months away, but you can get ready:

Save the date! On Saturday, October 3, 2015, Mayor Murray’s Find-It/Fix-It Community Walk is coming to Delridge! The proposed walk route will include areas in and around the SW Brandon Street node.

In 2014, Mayor Ed Murray initiated Find It, Fix It Community Walks, a series of Mayor-led walks that help improve neighborhoods one block at a time. During these walks, neighbors, police, and City officials walk together to identify physical elements in the neighborhood that make it feel unsafe or poorly maintained. Examples include overgrown trees, graffiti, street light outages, and litter. Once the elements are identified, the City and community work together to fix the problems.

To date, nine Community Walks have been held throughout the city, resulting in hundreds of infrastructure improvements – from new trash and recycle bins to upgraded street lights.
– See more (here).

This year’s walks come with an added bonus. In partnership with Cities of Service – a national nonprofit that works with mayors to implement high-impact volunteering strategies – up to $5,000 in Community Project Grants will support community-led revitalization projects in each walk neighborhood ($25,000 total). …

The goal of Community Project Grants is to support the volunteer efforts of community members who are working together to improve the appearance and safety of their neighborhoods. The community engagement from this process builds unity and a common purpose that strengthens neighborhoods. For more on last year’s walks head HERE.

All are welcome to participate in the walk on October 3rd, but there are other ways to get involved as well. You and your community group can apply for grant funds to do an small improvement project, or you can serve on the Community Walk Action Team. For more information, contact the Mayor’s Find-It/Fix-It Team or contact Kerry Wade (Neighborhood District Coordinator) at kerry.wade@seattle.gov or via phone at 206-733-9091.

10 Replies to "2nd year of 'Find It, Fix It' walks brings 1st one for West Seattle"

  • cluelessinws July 28, 2015 (1:19 pm)

    That app is wack. Good for some things but not all that it offers. The map you are required to use is not accurate as far as pinpointing the area of concern. It seems to auto close some incidents I open as I see it’s resolved/closed on the app but the issue still exists IRL whether it is graffiti, abandoned car, etc.
    Edit – Honestly, I just went and deleted it from my phone.

  • ChefJoe July 28, 2015 (1:26 pm)

    Delridge will keep them busy, especially with all the low planting strip trees (DPD requires 8 ft of clearance over sidewalks and 14 ft over roadways).

  • Lindsey July 28, 2015 (2:19 pm)

    Awesome! I’d love to point them to the sinkhole on Juneau Street. It will probably be the size of a dining room table by then. Yes, I’ve already reported it a couple times.

  • ChefJoe July 28, 2015 (2:42 pm)

    Tracy, the mayor’s page says there’s also going to be one in South Park on August 15th (10 AM starting at Sea Mar). Also, your link for the neighborhoods city department needs to end in “s” to work.


    • WSB July 28, 2015 (3:05 pm)

      yes, I know about South Park. We have a different site for that. Oct. 3rd is the first one on the peninsula.

  • ChefJoe July 28, 2015 (3:19 pm)

    I wasn’t sure you knew. I didn’t find it in the calendar here or there or via search on the two results from the south park news site.

  • Keith July 28, 2015 (3:34 pm)

    We better be getting colored crosswalks out of this.

  • Rick July 28, 2015 (5:37 pm)

    Bit of bias?

  • Diane July 28, 2015 (9:43 pm)

    I see my friend Bill Bradburd there; he’s running for at-large city council; VOTE Bill Bradburd

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