Seattle’s seventh Find It, Fix It Community Walk on September 11th, part of Mayor Ed Murray’s Summer of Safety Initiative – mobilized and coordinated City of Seattle resources in order to improve neighborhoods.
The tour began at Hing Hay Park, where neighbors, police, and city officials collaborated to identify physical disorder, with a focus on trimming overgrown vegetation, graffiti removal, and garbage clean-up. Citizens and neighbors were encouraged to engage with city staff.
According to the City of Seattle, the list of changes include:
- Converted street lights on S King St to LED (from 5th Ave S to 12th Ave S)
- Added a light pole and light near 6th Ave S & S Main St
- Replaced graffiti tagged dumpsters at 12th Ave S & S Jackson St
- Cleared-up seven incidences of private property graffiti
- Cleared-up two incidences of public property graffiti
- Cleaned-up litter on S Jackson St under I-5
- Pruned 17 trees on 6th Ave S (S Main St, S Yesler St)
- Pruned 3 trees at 8th Ave S & S Weller
- Contacted two property regarding overgrown vegetation on the sidewalk (end)
For more information on the “Find it, fix it” walks, visit: http://murray.seattle.gov/finditfixit/.