Posts Tagged ‘Ballard’

Public Meeting: 14th Ave NW Park in Ballard

Seattle Parks and the Friends of the 14th Ave NW Park invite the public to a meeting on Tuesday 1/24/12  from 7-9 PM at the St Alphonsus Parish School.

At this meeting Parks and Mithun, the design consultant, will present a history of the project, site analysis and three design options.

 For further information on this project, please visit:

Help reduce Flooding – Adopt a Drain

Now that trees are losing leaves and the storms have begun, the chance of flooding increases.

There is one simple thing you can do to prevent localized flash flooding…adopt a drain!

The storm drain at the street outside your home can clog with leaves and rapidly cause flooding.   Please add this to your yard clean-up list when the leaves begin to fall…you will be happy you did.

Crime Prevention Meeting in Ballard

As reported on the local blog, Thursday Oct 6th, 2011, more than 30 people gathered at the Ballard Community Center to talk about crime in the neighborhood.  Representatives from Seattle Police Community outreach, SPD crime prevention coordinator, BallardCommunity Center and Ballard District Council were all there to answer questions.

 The most prominent concern was homelessness and public intoxication.  In addition, there were concerns raised about graffiti and theft. The representatives from SPD repeatedly advised concerned residents to call 911 and stated that 911 was not only for life and death situations.  The local crime prevention coordination, Terrie Johnston, advised against calling the non-emergency number noting that “it’s not very friendly.”

 There are only 10 officers to cover the Ballard area.  911 calls are prioritized, which would explain the long response time to calls.  Many of the residents felt their calls were not taken seriously.  The SPD advised to enlist neighbors and call incidents at the same time to move it up in priority.

 Please follow the link to contact your SPD community outreach representative.