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Neighborhood Action
May 03, 2010 03:51 PM 
 
ACTION SUMMARIES

BLUE BADGE PATROL VOLUNTEER PATROL

BE THE EYES & EARS OF
YOUR COMMUNITY
KEEP FLINT SAFE!
Call the Mayor's Office to join or for more information - call 810-766-7346


 
bullet The youth of the City of Flint envision clean, quiet, safe and fun neighborhoods with lots of young people with things to do, where we all work together and get along.



COLLEGE

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College students viewed the Cultural Center as being very developed with great opportunities for students;

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Riverbank park was listed as both asset and opportunity. The students would like for it to be cleaner and better maintained;

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This group spoke highly of the downtown development and would like to see more stores added;

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The group also said downtown restaurants have good food and offer many entertainment opportunities;

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They would like to see a movie theater in downtown Flint

YOUTH

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The youth would like to work with teachers and employees of Flint Schools to make schools more pleasant as a place to learn;

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The Boys and Girls Club was viewed as a positive place kids to keep them out of trouble;

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Youth wanted to see and increase in safety in schools with more metal detectors;

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This group wanted more youth programs to create cultural awareness

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The youth viewed police as an asset because they help cut down on crime and protect everyone;

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This group also found value in the Flint Public Library as a place to get up to date information




COLLEGE
  1. Economic Development
  2. Public Safety
  3. Infrastructure
  4. New/improved housing options
  5. Human services (esp. related to seniors & employment training)
  6. Building & property code enforcement
  7. Parks, trails and recreation



 

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Riverfront Residence Hall

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Public Safety: Increase visibility of public safety officers and volunteers downtown

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Increase collaboration between Flint and UM-Flint Police departments

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Economic Development : Collaborate with colleges to increase internship opportunities with City of Flint

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Increase access to healthy foods and groceries

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Create job opportunities to keep students here before and after graduation

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Redevelop Capitol Theater

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Recruit green companies to establish operations in Flint

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Run a downtown shuttle

Additional:
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Promote programs/events at Riverbank Park (i.e. Art Fairs)

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Plant more flowers at Riverbank Park

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Hold volunteer clean-ups at Riverbank Park

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Create incentives for neighborhoods to improve their area

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Repair the bricks downtown

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Increase number of bike lanes on side of roads

 

 

 


 

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