Thursday, September 11, 2008
Hawthorne Neighborhood Association Requests Resolution of Drug Dealing "Problem Properties" 2207 6th St. N. And 614 22nd Ave. N.
Photos By "Kevin"
Tonight at its Board of Directors meeting, HACC approved a motion of the Housing Committee, a "request for city action / support to resolve criminal activity at 614 22nd Ave. N. and 2207 6th St. N." According to...
...longtime residents in a position to know, 2207 6th St. N. has been a problem property for 3 years, but 614 22nd Ave. N. has been an issue for a decade. (This property was previously mentioned on this blog, and only my attempt to cover RNC 2008 delayed blogging more about the issues including, well, flying bullets)
Both properties are owner-occupied. Both are instances of "grandmothers" who have been left to raise "multiple generations" of troubled family members, plus deal with all the friends, associates and fellow gang members who hang around the properties dealing drugs out in the street and pretty much making life a living h*** for the few decent neighbors left amid the usual vacant, boarded up homes.
There was discussion by the Board of Directors about making sure the resolution was worded in such a way as to make it clear the city's efforts were strongly appreciated, and success was surely impossible without continued help by city officials, but the Hawthorne neighborhood was strongly seeking some kind of resolution to issues that have dragged on for lo, these many years.
Other Board Of Directors Action
John Hoff (that's me) and Jose Clavero were both appointed to the Housing Committee by a unanimous vote. The Board also approved a resolution in support of the demolition of 418 23rd Ave. N. but requested "keep the fence intact." The same resolution supported the proposed demolition of 420 24th Ave. N.