Why don't we add a 1-2cent local tax for a limited time on alcohol, cigarettes, leisure activities to help pay for pools/parks/river front projects etc. instead of adding it automatically to property taxes. These projects are for everyone to use, therefore EVERYONE can contribute to improving our city whether or not they own property. Many of these projects are in attempt to improve the city, reduce crime by having available activities or just trying to represent this city in another light. Adding a small local tax to purchases for leisure, alcohol, cigarettes and snacks can greatly help. By continuously increasing property taxes will #1 have people leave the city/county district, #2 increase negativity among homeowners & #3 won't change any mindsets of the ones who don't care about the city. What we want is for people to respect and feel some stake & ownership in where they live & work. Our culture must change!
Speed bumps in residental neighborhoods would be much appreciated upon request, due to speeding issues. My neighborhood is plagued with speeding motorists, and the scary part is that there are a lot of children on my street. They ride there bikes and go walking, and I strongly believe that speed bumps would help create a sense of safety and reduce this issue. Thank you.
Utilize empty lots in the downtown area by creating pop-up parks that could potentially become places where people will want to congregate and spend time in. A case study in Boston, MA showed that a small investment (putting a few pieces of furniture and other low-cost equipment) can turn a vacant parcel (such as the park beside the Prince Charles) into a property that will add value to the downtown and increase the quality of life for residents and visitors alike.
By providing a safer way to cross our high traffic streets we can reduce major accidents in our roads.
Currently there are no public, outside parks/playgrounds in the Gray's Creek area. Can one be installed at the Gray's Creek Recreation Center.
To be a city and have a sense of community we need more sidewalks it connects us to our neighbors and allow to be healthy and walk to stores and places. We also need marked crosswalks and lights, the markings will alert the traffic that there is a crosswalk.