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Neighborhood Action
May 03, 2010 03:50 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 5th Ward envision a community where people want to live and work in harmony and where people care for one another. It is a ward where community is developed through events throughout the year, including youth activities. Residents of the 5th ward feel safe when rules and ordinances are enforced. They also value diversity. Clean and safe housing, along with opportunities for economic development and educational enrichment, is also found in Ward 5.

bullet Carriage Town Ministries was mentioned most among this group as both and asset and an opportunity. Many would like to see the ministry expanded to support computer and job training;
bullet Three closed Flint Community Schools: Cook, Garfield and Oak were listed as opportunities to provide recreation for young people;
bullet Residents of the 5th ward would like to see Smith Village redeveloped for business to serve college/cultural and downtown Flint areas;
bullet This group also had the idea of tuming the abandoned railways into bike/running/walking trails;
bullet Residents in the 5th ward cited Atwood Stadium, Flint Farmers Market, and Downtown Flint as assets and opportunities in their community.

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 (seniors, neighborhood centers)
3.  
New/Improved Housing Options
4.  
Infrastructure
5.   Economic development
6.   Building/property code enforcement
7.   Parks, trails, recreation




February 1, 2010 Doyle Rider Elementary 1040 N. Saginaw Street
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Public Safety
Review and consider location of mini-station
Create more crime watches and block clubs
Reinstate community policing/ foot patrol
 

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Economic Development
Work to attract movie industries
Encourage entrepreneurship

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Additional:

Increase awareness about programs that provide training for youth and adults
Create safe route to school around Doyle Ryder
Improve building, safety and blight code enforcement

Maintain Doyle Ryder playground Install missing residential sidewalks Increase lighting on Flint River Trail

Improve salting and snow removal in University Park Estates
Repair sidewalks
Improve system for leaf pick up

February 18, 2010 Salem Lutheran Church 2610 MLK Avenue

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Public Safety
Train block clubs to assist with code enforcement
Create lock club watch communication
Remove abandoned vehicles promptly 
Enforce existing laws-noise related
Advocate against expansion of liquor stores in residential areas
 

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Economic Development
Institute facade improvement program for businesses
Provide historic tax credits for redevelopment
Provide tax incentives for new businesses

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Additional:

Develop educational summer programming
Improve building, safety and blight code enforcement
Reopen Kennedy Pool
Improve Jackson and King school parks
Empower block clubs to identify homes that have potential for renovation
Provide assistance (physical labor) for home improvements
Repair broken sidewalks

March 25, 2010 Hurley Medical Center 1 Hurley Plaza

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Public Safety
Encourage residents to call and report crime
Improve 9-1-1 Response times
Enforce existing laws-including truancy
Hold regular block club summits/ action sessions

Create relationships between block
clubs and neighborhood associations

Strengthen the associations of block clubs

 

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Economic Development
Support Genesee Media Center
 

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Additional

Pull licensing from companies whose performance is sub-standard
Hold landowners accountable for vacant homes
Hold institutions accountable for properties they own
Improve building, safety and blight code enforcement
Teach people how to apply for services to assist them with home repairs and improvements
Educate community about primary care and preventative medicine
Create a central location for information regarding city support of neighborhood clean ups and neighborhood services
Encourage recycling of demolished homes for reconstruction

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