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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 residents of the 1st Ward envision a community where everyone feels safe. The 1st Ward is a ward where there should be fewer beer and wine stores. Residents in the 1st Ward are proud of where they live. Trusted neighbors and thriving businesses are found in the 1st Ward. 

bullet 1st ward residents had a strong affinity for the schools located in the ward both open and closed. They believe these buildings provide natural spaces for more after school programming and community centers. The closed buildings were viewed as opportunities to house college extension programs;
bullet The north end mini-station was mentioned as both an asset and pace of opportunity to build stronger relationships with police officers and youth in the neighborhoods;
bullet Several people mentioned the need for youth centers;
bullet Residents were pleased with the new Social Security Administration Building coming to their ward;
bullet Residents also cited the strong presence of Block Clubs in their community;
bullet Churches in the 1st ward were lauded for not only providing spiritual enrichment, but for beautifying the surrounding areas.
 

bullet The strategic priorities for Downtown were taken from the 4 wards that comprise the Downtown area. The top 4 priorities are listed below.

1.    Public Safety
2.    Human Services (especially those related to youth)
3.    
New/Improved Housing Options
4.    
Infrastructure
5.   Economic development
6.   New/improved housing options
7.   Building/property code enforcement
8.   Parks, trails, recreation




February 18, 2010,  Wilkens Elementary,  121 E. York Avenue
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Public Safety
Increase police presence
Train block clubs to identify public safety issues
 Increase number of block clubs

 

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Economic Development
Establish businesses in empty, vacant buildings

Create technology centers/trade programs

Increase funding for economic
development
Make building and safety inspections
more effective
Offer more financial assistance for small businesses

Additional:
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Promote youth centers

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Promote community centers

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Increase activities for youth recreation

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Increase number of demolitions

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Improve building, safety and blight code enforcement

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Organize neighborhood clean ups

February 24, 2010,  Hasselbring Center,  1002 Home Avenue
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Public Safety
Enforce existing laws-including loitering
Enforce existing laws - jaywalking Improve 9-1-1 response

Increase police presence
Increase community participation in block clubs (including young people)
 

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Economic Development
Increase diversity of businesses
Promote programs for youth/young
adults (mentoring, apprenticeship, jobs)
Promote activities for kids
Assess and improve playgrounds

Improve parks maintenance (including standing water)
Give residents greater voice

Increase awareness about human
services available to residents
Slow traffic on residential streets

Teach gardening and grow food at
churches

March 15, 2010, Northend Mini-station,  4535 MLK Avenue

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Public Safety
Increase public safety around schools
Provide training around public safety
Enforce existing laws - including loitering
Organize residents around public safety

Provide space for block club meetings
at north end mini-station
Offer funding and training to strengthen block clubs
Increase police presence

 

bullet

Economic Development
Conduct a market analysis to identify new business prospects
Increase access to healthy foods and groceries

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Additional
Beautify around north end mini-station
Create a system to notify residents
about community events
Create networking program to get to know residents
Promote youth oriented programming at Bryant
Identity elderly residents so support can be administered
Promote job opportunities for youth

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