Over 120 committed community people turned out to the Oct 27th Rainier Beach Neighborhood Plan Update Open House to confirm the priority strategies and to sign up to implement the projects most important to them. Of the 53 people who turned in a comment form, 50 identified their area of focus and said they wanted to work on it! These are strategies and concerns that the community identified in March, then prioritized in June.
There was representation from many groups including community organizations who have projects here; members of the business community; school employees; young people; people new to neighborhood planning as well as planning veterans; people fluent in policy language as well as people communicating through interpreters. There was lively and productive conversation throughout the room. The common element was the passion and commitment to make Rainier Beach a great neighborhood.
For those who were there late, Councilmembers O’Brien and Rasmussen stopped by to chat with attendees. AND there were delicious snacks to be purchased at the South Shore K-8 PTSA bake sale.