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May 03, 2010 03:49 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 7th Ward envision a community where neighborhoods thrive, and there is mutual respect among residents. In this community families can raise children and residents can walk the streets and feel safe. With adequate code enforcement, cultural diversity, great schools, and a strong public safety presence, residents believe the community will be attractive to new residents.
 

bullet The majority of the residents in the 7th ward cited the Brennan Community Center as one of the most valued assets in their community. Many said they enjoy the senior activities it provides as well as the meeting space it offers for community groups and block clubs.
bullet Flint's Cultural center was another place highly valued by 7th ward residents for its empowerment of the youth in theater, arts and humanities ;
bullet The closed Stewart Elementary school was viewed as an opportunity to offer GED certification classes, as well as after school programs for neighborhood youth. Central and Whittier schools, both recently closed, were seen as opportunities for college dorms, or a good location for another school;
bullet Christ The King, Mt. Olive, and Grace Emmanuel are all churches in the 7th ward that residents spoke highly of for their programs for the youth and the assistance they provide (holiday baskets) for families in need;
bullet At least one resident of the 7th ward sees an opportunity for a police mini-station near the Howard Estates housing complex as a way to reduce crime in the area

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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 seniors)
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 11, 2010, Brennan Community Center, 1301 Pingree
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Public Safety
Improve safety in business districts
Create more crime watches and block clubs
Review and consider location of police mini-station
 

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Economic Development
Diversifying programming at Perani Arena
 

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Additional:

Encourage programs that engage the entire family at Brennan Center
Provide youth and teen specific
activities at Brennan Center
Cut and maintain vacant lots
Demolish vacant houses
Increase communication between
neighbors
Fix dam on Thread Lake
Improve street lighting Resurface streets
Repair sidewalks

Clean up and monitor Thread
Lake area
Increase access to Brennan Center

March 10, 2010 Pierce Senior Center, 2302 Brookside

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Public Safety
Enforce existing laws-Speed on Court Street
Increase police presence
 

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Economic Development
Increase access to healthy foods and groceries
 

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Additional:
Explore productive uses for Flint Central
Increase demolitions
Promote cross-generational programs
Improve building, safety and blight code enforcement
Support junior golf program
Extend the Flint River trail to make connection between Kettering and U of M Flint
Trim trees
Clean up and stop trash at Gilkey Creek
Install more street lights Increase street sweeping Repair streets and sidewalks
Encourage environmentally friendly lawn care
 

March 16, 2010, MCC-RTC Room 1301 1401 East Court Street

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Public Safety
Review and consider location of police mini-station
Create mechanism for reporting information on criminal activity to residents
Review speed limit on Franklin
 

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Economic Development
Utilize compact mixed use development
Create programs to keep entrepreneur in the city
Redevelop Franklin and Longway area
Develop Dort Highway as a 21st Century business corridor

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Additional
Implement curbside recycling program
Maintain trees
Maintain and update street lighting Repair sidewalks
Study and improve traffic patters at major intersections
Build a historic district
Improve neighborhood knowledge of resources at Mott Community College
Improve building, safety and blight code enforcement

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