The Mayor is scheduled to visit Wallingford in the near future for a Find It, Fix It Community Walk (exact date TBD). In preparation for the walk, the city is asking residents of Wallingford to identify places in the neighborhood that need “fixing.”
In 2014, Mayor Ed Murray initiated the Find It, Fix It Community Walks, a series of Mayor-led walks that aim to improve neighborhoods one block at a time. The walks provide an opportunity for community members to talk directly with Mayor Murray and other City department directors about issues in their neighborhoods. Community concerns include safe routes to school, public safety in parks, and many more. After the walks, the community and the City work together to find solutions for these issues.
Community Walks have been held throughout the city, resulting in hundreds of infrastructure improvements – from new trash and recycle bins to upgraded street lights. If you would like to submit suggestions, please click on this link and complete the survey form. The survey form should be sent via email to Lemmis Stephens III at [email protected] by Friday, February 17th.
There will be a Community Walk Action Team (CWAT) meeting Thursday, February 16, 2016 from 6:30-7:30pm at the Wallingford Center in Suite 206, between Bootyland & Bad Woman Yarn. The CWAT will be a group of Wallingford community members, non-profit leaders, and business owners who are dedicated to helping plan the Wallingford Find It, Fix It Community Walk in the next few months. At the first meeting on the 16th, we will ask attendees to voice neighborhood concerns especially related to public safety and we will discuss more about the background of the Find It, Fix It Walks, CWAT responsibilities, and what the preparation for the walk will look like.
The CWAT meeting is open to the public, but due to limited space an RSVP is requested (the City can plan a second meeting if the RSVPs exceed the meeting space). If you plan on attending, please RSVP to Lemmis Stephens III at [email protected] by February 14, 2017.
In addition, there is a $5,000 grant opportunity for community-led neighborhood improvement projects in Wallingford. Community Project Grant Applications will be available online at www.seattle.gov/finditfixit and at the walk and will be open at least one week before and one week after the walk.
If you have any questions about the specifics of the walk, please direct them to the program coordinator: Lemmis Stephens III: [email protected]. For more information on the walk or the grant, please see the website link here.