Emergency Hubs

Your Presence is Requested for the April 8th Meeting

At the last Squire Park Community Council quarterly meeting in January, several dozen neighbors showed up to hear about ways residents of local communities-- neighborhoods on the scale of Squire Park--can work together to prepare for and deal with emergencies.  The second stage of that discussion will be at the next SPCC quarterly meeting on April 8.

This will not be a discussion about how government agencies can deal with natural disasters affecting communities, but a discussion about how all of us can work together to help each other under circumstances where many have needs and others have the ability to help. 

If you live in, work in, or go to school in or near the area bounded by E. Union Street, 23rd Avenue, S. Jackson Street, and 12th Avenue, SPCC is the Central Area community council for you. 

We meet quarterly on the second Saturday of January, April, July, and October at 10 AM at Centerstone, the Central Area’s historic fire station on 18th Avenue.  We share information and work together to build community, not just to prepare for a possible mishap, but to work on efforts to make our community more vibrant.

We work on neighborhood grants to improve parks and other community spaces.  We meet with developers and institutions proposing development projects in the neighborhood.

Squire Park is changing rapidly, and there are hundreds of new people living here who have arrived in the last year or so.   If you are a relative newcomer, the SPCC meeting is a place to meet your neighbors, learn more about the Central Area, and learn how you can help strengthen the community.

You may have read that Mayor Murray recently made a decision to cut City government support for District Councils.  District Councils are different from community councils such as SPCC, and the Mayor’s decision does not relate to SPCC.  Community Councils have never received regular City staff support and funding. 

The newsletter you are reading is an ongoing project by your community council.  It’s delivered by volunteers to more than 3,000 doorsteps four times a year.  Nothing would make those volunteers happier than knowing that the newsletter inspired you to come say hello at the April 8 meeting.  Whether you have lived in the neighborhood for 30 years or three months, your presence is welcome.

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