Thursday, March 29, 2012
Advocacy: Old Fire Station 39 email, signature campaign
If you have ever wanted to be involved in the future of your neighborhood, now is the time.
Community organization Families for Lake City is working with Douglas Park Cooperative and many other neighborhood organizations to share with City of Seattle leaders what seems to be an overwhelming sentiment about needs in our community.
Lake City is at a pivot point in its history and the neighborhood must act now.
The Neighborhood Comprehensive Plan written by the neighborhood and the City of Seattle calls for the Old Fire Station 39 to be part of our neighborhood Civic Core.
The plan says that the Old 39 is to be used to create a community open space or permanent Farmer's Market. The plan also made it a priority to provide an activities center for youth and seniors as well as a job bank, services severely lacking in our dense, urban community.
The City of Seattle's own Request For Proposal about the Lake City Community Center, written just weeks ago, states that services and amenities provided to the community in Lake City are "not comparable" to other Seattle neighborhoods.
As we worked in recent weeks to find space for Bike Works programming, it has become clearer that space where youth can be engaged in our community is severely lacking.
We want to keep City Leaders on-track to realize the Comprehensive Plan painstakingly crafted and agreed upon with visions of what our community could be.
Your voice is an important part of this equation. Please make it heard as it will make a difference.
Please go to the Families For Lake City website and use their email form to share your opinion and help decide the future of our neighborhood.
The link is here: http://www.familiesforlakecity.com/repurposing-firehouse-39-lc-feedback-needed/
Douglas Park Cooperative is also circulating a petition, shown below.
You can sign the petition at Kaffeeklatsch coffee shop and bakery or print one, gather signatures and return it to Kaffeeklatsch.