City Neighbors Still Pissed About City’s Jail Plan
posted by June 27 at 11:20 AMon
Last night, neighbors in Seattle’s Highland Park neighborhood got together at the Machinist’s Union Lodge in South Park and got all riled up about the city’s potential plans to put a jail for misdemeanor offenders at one of two sites in West Seattle.
I wasn’t at the meeting, but the West Seattle Blog—which has been covering the hell out of this thing—was there and got some great videos of some very, very, angry neighbors.
The Highland Park Action Committee is also circulating an online petition, hoping to rally support against the West Seattle sites.
Again, it seems like there’s a pretty good argument against building a new jail in Seattle—or at least coming up with a regional solution—but we’ll see how much longer this drags out.
This city will hold three more meetings next month around the city to discuss the jail siting process.
Saturday, July 12, from 9 a.m. to noon, in the Wellness Center at North Seattle Community College, located at 9600 College Way N. – focus: Aurora site
Saturday, July 26, from 9 a.m. to noon, in the Brockey Conference Center at South Seattle Community College, located at 6000 16th Ave. S.W. – focus: West Marginal Way and Myers Way sites
Wednesday, July 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, located at 225 Mercer Street – focus: Interbay site.
There will be blood.