Caren Adams: “What specific barriers within your community do you wish toaddress”Vanisha Duggal: I like that, because one could have 40 gyms and still have a lotof health disparities.Katherine Johnson:
Does focus area mean perhaps that zoning changes aremade across the city?
If so, this is a good thing.
Do you truly want thatpolicy environmental change, or are you looking for programdevelopment?
Your community change efforts should be driven by grassroots and smallneighborhoods and communities that have a larger change. It doesn’thave to be a neighborhood with “x” number of residents, but can’t thishappen on both levels?Katherine Johnson: When we talk community, we talk about community of color, or immigrant community, but it is difficult for us to divideneighborhoods. Neighborhoods don’t agree.
Erin MacDougall: Is there a way for us to define a question that lets thecommunity applying define what their idea of grassroots or communitychange is?
Allen Cheadel: Describe your community engagement process.Ruth Egger: At our community meetings in Rainier Valley, it was only staff. Weneed to emphasize outreach of groups that are disenfranchised.
Will there bemoney for translation?
Sylvia Kantor: There is some money allocated for translation services.
Erin MacDougall: (bottom of page 5, top of page 6) Let’s talk about specificbarriers around local food and safe play areas and how you imagine theymight be addressed. (Shorten this section).
Val Allan: It is okay to put down our weaknesses on our application, liketechnical assistance?
Derek Birnie: There is tension between grassroots and municipalitiesregarding approach. Is there an implicit value around not just engagementbut empowerment?
Allen Cheadel: Are we assigning greater value to someone with moregrassroots?