The negotiations over the felon housing project at 22nd & Yesler has included a lot of talk about Good Neighbor Agreements, which attempt to limit the activities of businesses or organizations that may cause conflicts with the residents around them.
Tonight the Hidmo Community Empowerment Project is taking up the topic by hosting an open dialogue between residents and area businesses.
Previous communication between opposing sides have often broken down into unpleasant shouting matches. The format tonight will include a group of breakout sessions for several specific areas around the neighborhood, with a goal of creating some calmer, more productive discussions.
It begins at 5:30pm at Garfield Community Center.