As a long time resident of District 4 and a long time volunteer on the Historic Preservation Commission and the Arts & Culture Commission, I want to thank you for including additional funds for both my "loves." Parks, MORE TREES, MORE HAWK LIGHTS to slow down vehicular traffic, and greater protection for bicyclists & pedestrians is also needed. PS. 500 characters is not enough space to write everything that is necessary to say.
I'm 91 and African American. District 8 is so Dangerous. I live at Deck Park Vista and can't walk around my neighborhood because of the drug addicts stealing robbing harassing us. Trash human feces everywhere. We got no Police and Carlos don't care about us black folks or seniors. He voted to throw us out of our home to drug crime hoods woorse then where we're at. We need the Police and a new city councilman. He don't care none for children's safety our safety. Why aren't we on section 8
I support the budget as is. Would like more $$$ going to low income seniors for housing, instead of kicking them out of their apartments expecting them to live in crime and drug infested ghettos. But we need more Police. It's not safe and we need as much money as possible going to fund Police.
I would like to provide my support for funding new parks in newly developing areas. I believe that the undeveloped park on Samantha would be a benefit to the community and request it be added to the city budget this year.
My name is Lisa lifelong property owner bordering Highline canal trail between 6th Ave/Central ave. District 8. I would like to request funding for improvements/maintenance for the bike trail 6th/12th st. The inequity of maintenance along 6th Ave/12th st. compared to 12th st/40th st. is unfair to citizens. Clear brush, trash, replace asphalt which is cracked rendering it a liability. With new development in the area, this will encourage people to take better care of their properties. Thank you
This is a balanced approach by allocating funding for critical needs (homeless, mental health, etc.) while still fully funding our PD. We as the fifth-largest city can accomplish both without sacrificing one or the other, and the majority of us want a fully funded PD. We also need more rec amenities for our seniors and youth, which is why the city needs to build out all planned small neighborhood parks – including in underserved Laveen - starting with the vacant lot at 55th Avenue and Samantha.
Resident of district 8 asking the council to please include 156,000 in the budget to fund maintenance of a new park at 55th Ave & Samantha