Neighbors and businesses in the 85th St. area of Greenwood have come together to organize a Town Hall Meeting to speak about recent area safety concerns, increased crime, and the influx of unhoused neighbors who have established encampments, and appropriate actions to take. Organizers include the Taproot Theatre, Piper Village and Fred Meyer. Attendees include:
- State Representative Noel Frame
- D6 City Councilmember Dan Strauss
- Josh Castle, Director of Community Engagement for Low Income Housing Institute
- Reverend Bill Kirlin Hackett, Director of The Interfaith Task Force on Homelessness
- Representatives from the SPD North Precinct
Some early goals for this meeting include but are not limited to:
- Acknowledging the problem as a neighborhood. Police and businesses are aware but limited in their ability to respond.
- Promoting safety during interaction and best practices for wanted and unwanted engagement.
- Advise on Find it Fix It reporting. How and why?
- Speaking about the possibility of a tiny house village as a humane and compassionate alternative for our unhoused neighbors, and where that could be located.
- Strengthen our neighborhood relationships and how we might support each other in the day to day work and frustrations we are facing.
This is a free and open event to the public. RSVPs are not necessary, but appreciated: RSVP here.
Greenwood Neighborhood Town Hall Meeting
Monday, October 17th 6-7:30pm
Taproot Theatre, 204 N. 85th St.