We the resident owner(s) at 6038 Carlton Way and the immediate surrounding neighborhood have great safety and security concerns about the park that is planned for construction at 5927 Carlton Way. We have had many issues with loitering and vandalism by young people, gang members and homeless at our building and elsewhere in the neighborhood. They have gathered in our stair wells where they have used alcohol and drugs, left trash and debris, painted and marked graffiti on the building and most concerning of all made owners and visitors uncomfortable by their presence. We have incurred significant expense to address this problem by installing a CCTV system and fences and gates to discourage vandalism and loitering.
I/we believe the park will attract more unsavory characters to the area, in addition to providing them with a place to gather with impunity, and will present more safety and security issues for the neighborhood. Without considerable investments in security for the new park and for the neighborhood, our problems with vandalism and loitering will grow.
I/we oppose the building of this park. If our wishes, as property owners who pay large amounts in property taxes to the city, are not considered then we demand concrete plans for securing the park area and increased police presence to discourage loitering, drinking, vandalism and security problems.
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