UPDATE: Mayor Durkan has been rescheduled for Highland Park Action Committee meeting
Mayor Jenny Durkan was scheduled to speak at the Highland Park Action Committee meeting June 27 to address the infrastructure needs of Highland Park including the proposed Highland Park Way / SW Holden Street roundabout project, but that has been postponed until next fall. The agenda this month will focus on crime and RV parking and policies concerning encampments on Parks Department property.
Welcome from HPAC Chair Charlie Omana
Community discussion with SPD SW Precinct officer Todd Wiebke and Robert Stowers from Seattle Parks and Recreation regarding clarification to the areas bordering the Riverview Play fields on the south along SW Webster street, RV parking and policies concerning encampments on Parks Department property.
7:30 PM: Community Announcements
- Kim Barnes, Delridge Triangle
7:40 PM: Reports of HPAC Executive Committee
- Joint response from the Highland Park Action Committee and the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council to the extended permit for Camp Second Chance on Myers Way
The neighborhoods of Highland Park and the various neighborhoods comprising the unincorporated urban area of North Highline are extremely disappointed to hear that the City of Seattle has extended the permit for Camp Second Chance for an additional 12 months at the Myers Way Parcels (Fiscal and Administrative Services PMA #4539-4542). With this extension, the camp will have effectively been present at the current site for 2 years and 8 months, easily exceeding the allowed 2 year stay duration for encampments as outlined in Seattle Municipal Code Section 23.42.056, subsection E.1.
Over the past decade, Highland Park has hosted three encampments and served as a staging area for a proposed safe lot for individuals residing in recreational vehicles. This burden has impacted not only our neighborhood, but the neighborhoods immediately south of us along the city limit. No other neighborhood in Seattle has willingly or unwillingly taken on as much and to the same extent!
8:30 PM: Adjourn
Where: All HPAC meetings are held at the Highland Park Improvement Club, 1116 SW Holden, Seattle, WA 98106 on the 4th Wednesday of the month (from Jan – June & Sept – October)
This will be the last meeting until September.