The residents who live in the 3400 block of 21st Ave West got together on Saturday to show pride in their neighborhood. They say they are a passionate group of neighbors who have just come together recently to start to make a difference.
They organized a work party to clean up their street. They say they wanted to clean up the area to make it look nicer but also to send a message to surrounding neighborhoods that they take pride in their block and they are happy to take back their neighborhood.
They say there have been problems recently with crime in the area and they think the cleanup day is a great way to show pride and presence in their block. They had a good crew doing some serious cleanup.
The group worked with the Seattle Police Department to start a block watch program and they also submitted a proposal to have a traffic circle roundabout installed in the intersection of 21st Avenue West and Bertona to help discourage people from driving on their street at such high speeds.