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President’s Message

Greetings Leschi Neighbors,

Spring is here and the sunshine and warm weather we are experiencing as I write this letter, are welcome. We had such a mild January, then boom: snow. It is hard to complain though, when some parts of our country have been inundated with snow, floods and dreadful storms.

It’s time for planting, nurturing, encouraging and refreshing our homes, gardens, friendships and reaching out to friends, old and new. We are fortunate to live in such a picturesque, unique part of a vibrant city. While Seattle has many challenges as many cities do, we do not have any pockets of true blight and that is a good thing.

Soon we will be presenting our Leschi Stars program where we feature people who are silent heroes of our community that go over and above to guide, assist, contribute and therefore enhance other’s lives.

We will also be looking for topics that are of interest in the community for the upcoming year after our summer break. If you have ideas or topics that you feel would be of interest, please contact us and we will strive to accommodate programs that our residents value.

April’s program will feature the housing dilemma, which has to rank as one of Seattle’s greatest problems. Displacement faces the residents of the Chateau Apartments. Located in the heart of the Central District at 19th & Fir, many elderly residents are facing eviction. Elderly homeowners do not to leave their houses but how do they manage the ever-increasing property taxes? And finally, a ray of hope as we hear about creative ideas for housing that reduces development costs. Join us for this community meeting at April 3 at 7pm at The Central.

John Barber, our resident overseer of the Leschi landscape will be heading up the street end cleanups again this spring and summer. Watch for his announcements and you are very welcome to come help. Even stopping by to say a quick hello makes the volunteers feel appreciated.

Warm regards,

Janice Merrill Brown, LCC President

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