Sunday, March 18, 2018

April Meeting

Please join us for our next SDCG meeting:
Tuesday, April 10th, 7:00-8:00pm at 2 Fingers Social (9211 Delridge Way SW)

Please join other South Delridge neighbors for the monthly meeting of the South Delridge Community Group.

We'll be meeting at 2 Fingers Social, a family-friendly business that welcomes children until 8:00pm.

SDCG was formed by concerned and motivated neighbors who come together to create a vibrant, safe community and provide a voice for the neighborhood in the city of Seattle.

The SDCG welcomes all neighbors to participate within our community. We hope you can join us!

Questions or comments? Contact us at southdelridge@gmail.com.

April Cleanup

Join us for a neighborhood cleanup!

WHEN:      Saturday, April 14th (rain or shine)

TIME:        10:00am – 11:00am

WHERE:    Meet at the corner of SW Trenton St & 17th Ave SW @ 10:00am.  We will clean
                   Southwest Trenton Street, from 16th Ave SW to 25th Ave SW.

PLEASE BRING:     Gloves
                                Plastic Bags For Garbage
                                Bottled Water & Snacks
                                Your enthusiasm and goodwill!

Please send any questions or comments to southdelridge@gmail.com.  



Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Play Chip Work Party at Highland Park Elementary

Our neighborhood school is getting a new playground!  

You can be a part of this momentous occasion by helping get the play structures ready!

See flyer for details!




Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Free Disaster Skills Workshop

Attend these free workshops to learn skills to prepare for and respond to disasters at home and in your neighborhood!

Vietnamese language workshop - April 7th 2018 1pm- 3pm at the High Point Library (3411 SW Raymond St)

English language community SNAP presentation- March 22nd 2018 6pm- 7pm at the West Seattle Library (2306 42nd Ave SW)

To learn about additional trainings offered by the Seattle Office of Emergency Management, visit- http://www.seattle.gov/emergency-management/about-us/event-calendar/

Or to request a specific training for your community groups, neighbors, or business, visit- http://www.seattle.gov/emergency-management/training#skillspecifictraining





Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Your input needed on our next Seattle Chief of Police!

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NEWS RELEASE
FROM THE OFFICE OF THE MAYOR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Contact:              Kamaria Hightower, Mayor’s Office, kamaria.hightower@seattle.gov

City of Seattle Launches Community Input Survey to Kick Off Public Outreach for New Permanent Police Chief

Seattle (Feb 20) – To help select a permanent Chief of Police to lead the Seattle Police Department, the City of Seattle is kicking off public outreach by launching an online Community Input Survey to allow Seattle residents to provide their input during the search process. Seattle community members can visit http://www.seattle.gov/policechiefsearch to complete the survey. In the upcoming weeks, a series of community events and workshops will be announced to allow Seattle residents to share their thoughts in person on the personal characteristics and professional experience that are most important for the individual leading our police. 

“The next police chief must be able to lead our rank and file and be committed to an accountable, diverse police department focused on meaningful and lasting reforms and building trust in the community they serve,” said Mayor Jenny Durkan.  “To find our next police chief, our Police Search Committee is committed to listening to all our residents, including those in communities that have the greatest distrust of police and the criminal justice system. The input and leadership from Seattle neighborhoods and communities is critical to helping recruit the right Chief, so I hope our residents will take this quick survey to ensure their voice heard.”  

“The next police chief will be critical to the City’s ability to continue advancing critical public safety initiatives and police reforms, as well as, continuing to build trust with historically underrepresented and over-policed communities. Members of the Chief of Police Search Committee care deeply about the public safety and reform priorities of our community members. I strongly urge people from all backgrounds to complete this survey and tell us what you want to see in your next police chief,” said Councilmember M. Lorena González (Position 9, Citywide).    

The 25 member Police Search Committee is comprised of a broad range of community leaders, including many with extensive and unique experience in criminal justice reform and policing. Led by four co-chairs, this diverse Search Committee is leading a national search process to find the best candidate for Seattle’s next police chief and is working with a national search firm, Public Sector Search & Consulting, to gather and screen applications. Following the community engagement process, the Police Search Committee will conduct interviews with applicants, the Search Committee will submit their recommendations to Mayor Durkan.


Upcoming Community Input Events:

Tuesday, March 6th
5:30pm-7:30pm
Southwest –  South Park Neighborhood Association
Wednesday, March 7th
5:30pm-7:30pm
Southwest – Southwest Teen Life Center
Thursday, March 15th
5:30pm-7:30pm
East – Garfield Community Center
Friday, March 16th
5:30pm-7:30pm
Youth South – Rainier Beach
8825 Rainier Ave S,
Tuesday, March 20th
6PM-8PM
West – Queen Anne Community Center
1901 1st Ave W,
Wednesday, March 21st
5:30pm-7:30pm
North - Northgate Community Center
Friday March 23rd
530pm-730pm
North – Loyal Heights Community Center
2101 NW 77th St,
Wednesday, March 28th
5:30pm-7:30pm
West – Chinatown International District Community Center
Thursday, March 29th
5:30pm-7:30pm
South – Rainier Community Center
Friday, March 30th
5:30pm-7:30pm
North – Laurelhurst Community Center
4554 NE 41st St,
       
  Community Based Organizations community meeting schedule:

Friday February 23rd 5:30pm-7:30pm
South Park Neighborhood Center
Saturday March 3rd 12pm-3pm
Somali Community Center
Thursday March 22nd 6:00pm-7:30pm
Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle
105 14th Ave, Suite 200 Seattle, WA 98122

Thursday, March 1, 2018

March Meeting

Please join us for our next SDCG meeting:
Tuesday, March 13th, 7:00-8:00pm at 2 Fingers Social (9211 Delridge Way SW)

Please join other South Delridge neighbors for the monthly meeting of the South Delridge Community Group.

We'll be meeting at 2 Fingers Social, a family-friendly business that welcomes children until 8:00pm.

SDCG was formed by concerned and motivated neighbors who come together to create a vibrant, safe community and provide a voice for the neighborhood in the city of Seattle.

The SDCG welcomes all neighbors to participate within our community. We hope you can join us!

Questions or comments? Contact us at southdelridge@gmail.com.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

March Cleanup

Join us for a neighborhood cleanup!

WHEN:      Saturday, March 10th (rain or shine)

TIME:        10:00am – 11:00am

WHERE:    Meet at the corner of SW Barton St & 17th Ave SW @ 10:00am.  We will clean
                   Southwest Barton Street, from 16th Ave SW to SW Delridge Way.  If we have the time    
                   and people power, we'll continue cleaning up on Barton farther west of Delridge.

PLEASE BRING:     Gloves
                                Plastic Bags For Garbage
                                Bottled Water & Snacks
                                Your enthusiasm and goodwill!

Mark your calendar now for these future cleanups.

Saturday, April 14th
Southwest Trenton Street, from 16th Ave SW to 25th Ave SW
Meet at the corner of SW Trenton St & 17th Ave SW @ 10am.

Saturday, May 12th
17th Avenue Southwest and 18th Avenue Southwest, from SW Trenton St to SW Barton St
Meet at the corner of SW Henderson St & 17th Ave SW @ 10am.

Please send any questions or comments to southdelridge@gmail.com.  

February Meeting Highlights

Tuesday, February 13 at 2 Fingers Social
Highlights provided by Marianne McCord.

Last month we got busy discussing what we would like to accomplish as a group in 2018.  Below is a brief outline of possible goals:

1. Crime/graffiti - This would be an ongoing goal, one to coordinate with police. But immediate results could be seen by helping neighbors get rid of graffiti- perhaps incorporating a work team with our monthly clean-up crew.

2. Clean up crew- Continue our monthly clean-ups. These have been very successful in meeting neighbors and engaging within the community.

3. Derelict/ Abandoned buildings- These buildings continue to blight our neighborhood causing problems such as public safety (i.e fires and used needles), crimes (theft, gun shots, car prowls etc.) and general nuisance (garbage, rodents, noise).

4. Redevelopment of the Delridge Triangle- Kim Barnes (chair of WWRAAH) has spearheaded these efforts and needs additional assistance. Whether or not we adopt this as one of our goals; if interested, please contact Kim at kim.barnes.la@gmail.com.

5. Restoration of wetlands by Chief Sealth High School- coordinate with DNDC.

6. Apply for city-grant money. This goal would help facilitate improvements that the South Delridge Neighborhood has needed for quite some time.

Even though we are an active group; obviously, we can't take on all of the above.  So we are trying a new structure for the upcoming year with our organization being committee-led.  A committee for each selected goal will be formed with a point person (or lead) elected for that committee. Our goal is to vote on committees and leads at the March meeting. We hope as many as possible can attend so your voice is heard and you can choose which committee most speaks to your interest.  If you are unable to attend but are interested in volunteering (for a one-time event, to serve on a committee, to serve as the lead of a committee or more), please contact Marianne McCord at southdelridge@gmail.com.

On another West Seattle note, SDOT is taking public comments on the elevated light-rail into WS until March 5th. At last Wednesday's Delridge Neighborhoods District Council Meeting, Lyle Bicknell (Office of Planning and Community Development) stressed that the city has heard from other communities and made changes based on those comments- "decisionmakers tend to see the light when they feel the heat." Go to: wsblink@soundtransit.org to voice your opinion!  More information on this topic can be found in the West Seattle Blog (WSB):
http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/light-rail-tunnel-talk-west-seattle-transportation-coalition/

SDCG would like to give a big shout-out to Tracy Record of the WSB. She's been super supportive getting the word out about our new time and place. Thanks Tracy!

Another big thank-you to Ed and Andrew, proprietors of 2Fingerssocial Club!  Not only will they reserve tables for us each month but they even put us on their Facebook page. The bar has great drinks and food, give them a try!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

February Meeting

Please join us for our next SDCG meeting:
Tuesday, February 13th, 7:00-8:00pm at 2 Fingers Social (9211 Delridge Way SW)

Please join other South Delridge neighbors for the monthly meeting of the South Delridge Community Group.

We'll be meeting at 2 Fingers Social, a family-friendly business that welcomes children until 8:00pm.

SDCG was formed by concerned and motivated neighbors who come together to create a vibrant, safe community and provide a voice for the neighborhood in the city of Seattle.

The SDCG welcomes all neighbors to participate within our community. We hope you can join us!

Questions or comments? Contact us at southdelridge@gmail.com.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

February Cleanup

February 10, 2018 is Neighbor Day!

Celebrate by working with your neighbors to clean up our streets.

WHEN:      Saturday, February 10 (rain or shine)

TIME:        10:00am – 11:00am

WHERE:    Southwest Henderson Street from 16th Ave SW to Delridge Way SW

PLEASE BRING:      Gloves
                                  Plastic Bags For Garbage
                                  Bottled Water & Snacks
                                  Your enthusiasm and goodwill!

Questions or comments?  Write to us at southdelridge@gmail.com.


Sabado, 10 de Febrero, 2018 es el Dia del Vecino!

Celebre este día trabajando con sus vecinos limpiando nuestras calles.

DIA:           Sábado, 10 de Febrero (Llueva o no)

HORA:       10:00 am - 11 am

LUGAR:     Esquina de SW Henderson y la calle 16th SW.  Limpiaremos hasta Delridge Way SW.

FAVOR DE TRAER
Guantes, bolsas plásticas de basura, agua y merienda, pero más que todo su entusiasmo y buena voluntad!

Preguntas y comentarios?   Comuniquese por southdelridge@gmail.com