A scene from the “Find It, Fix It” walk in Seattle’s Central District on July 3. • Photo by City of Seattlepublic safety address to the Seattle City Council last month the city’s plan to focus on key crime hotspots.
At the walks, community residents, police, and city officials identify physical disorder and solve it. The walks incorporate the Find It, Fix It application, which allows users to note identification, notification and action taken on graffiti removal, street lighting, litter and garbage clean-up, and trimming overgrown bushes and trees.
The next “Find It, Fix It” Community Walk happens Tuesday, July 22, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Rainier Beach Station Plaza (Martin Luther King Jr Way and S. Henderson St.).
7:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.
- Short program featuring City Councilmember Bruce Harrell, City Attorney Pete Holmes, Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole, and department representatives.
Walk commences along the following route:
- East on S. Henderson St.
- North on Renton Ave. S.
- Stop at the Somali Community Services (8810 Renton Ave South)
- West on S. Trenton St.
- Return to Light Rail Station, board northbound train to Othello Station.
*Fare passes will be provided for this part of the walk*
- South on Martin Luther King Jr Way S.
- East on S. Othello St.
- Walk ends at Othello Playground
- Walk concludes and department representatives are available for follow-up questions.
The Rainier Beach Light Rail Station is one of five hot spots identified in the City of Seattle’s three-year U.S. Department of Justice Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation grant. The project, called Rainier Beach: A Beautiful Safe Place for Youth, focuses on non-arrest, place-based interventions to reduce crime. The project is based on hot spot research by George Mason’s Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy. The work is being conducted by a 60-member, diverse community task force that has been analyzing crime and community data for more than six months and has identified recommendations to reduce crime at the Light Rail Station and four other locations. Members of the community task force will be participating in Tuesday’s “Find It Fix It” walk.
Additional ‘Find it, Fix it’ Community Walks will take place in the upcoming weeks:
- Tuesday, July 29, 7:00 p.m.–9 p.m.: Rainier Ave. and Genesee
- Tuesday, August 12, 7:00 p.m.–9 p.m.: Rainier Beach
For more information on the city’s public safety strategy for Seattle, visit http://www.seattle.gov/mayor/public-safety-strategy-for-seattle.
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