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Patrick Robinson
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray came to West Seattle's Westwood/Roxhill neighborhood with numerous city officials on July 25 to conduct a Find it and Fix it walk of the area. During these walks, neighbors, police, and City officials walk together to identify physical elements in the neighborhood that make it feel unsafe or poorly maintained. Examples include overgrown trees, graffiti, street light outages, and litter. Once the elements are identified, the City and community work together to fix the problems.

Mayor Murray took a stroll to 'Find It Fix It' July 25

The Westwood-Roxhill neighborhood was the site of the event meant to highlight areas that need attention

Mayor Ed Murray, joined by numerous other City of Seattle officials took a Find It Fix It walk through the Westwood/Roxhill neighborhood on Monday July 25 to see for himself what was both right and in need of attention in this area. Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole, Scott Kubly Seattle Department of Transportation, Seattle Fire Department Chief Harold Scoggins, Madeline Goddard, Seattle Public Utilities, Fred Pedesto Dept. of Finance and Administrative Services, Patricia Lallly, Seattle Office of Civil Rights, Kathy Nyland, Director of the Dept. of Neighborhoods, Sam Assefa, Director Seattle DPD.

They began at the Longfellow Creek P-Patch for opening remarks then took the walkway on 25th Ave SW where public safety was the topic. A large group of people tagged along down the staircase at 22nd Ave SW and SW Henderson talking about loitering, illegal dumping, and drug use at the site. Next up was the busy crosswalk at Westwood Village and SW Barton, at the Metro Transit hub there, where crosswalk improvements are needed. The walk ended at Roxhill Park where the history of the park and it's current condition were shown and discussed.

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