safety for residents
Petition to West Jordan City
SPEED BUMPS IN SIENNA VISTA NEIGHBORHOOD
Today my autistic son was getting out of the car that was parked on the road. At this same time a car came speeding around the corner and literally had to slam on their brakes to stop from hitting my son. There are skid marks on the road, this person killed their car. If this person would have hit my son, he would not have survived. He was going so fast. I am done waiting for the city to do something. Please help me by signing this petition and hopefully speed up the process to get some speed bumps in our neighborhood now!!!
Petition to Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara, Jillian M Duchnowski, Alderman Tim Durkee, Alderman Jonathan Logemann, Alderman Chad Tuneberg, Alderman Kevin Frost, Alderman Venita Hervey, Alderman Natavias Ervins, Alderman Ann Thompson, Alderman Karen Hoffman, Alderman Bill Rose, Alderman Franklin Beach, Alderman Tuffy Quinonez, Alderman John Beck, Alderman Linda McNeely, Alderman Joseph Chiarelli
Develop a realistic plan for removing blighted, abandoned homes
I am deeply concerned about the number of blighted and dilapidated houses posing a serious threat to the city's responsible residents. Some of us maintain our properties, work here, pay taxes here, etc. -- only to watch these properties become lightning rods for crime and erode our property values. I live next door to one such property: It caught fire more than two years ago, when my husband and I were out of town getting married. We returned to see the charred remains, some of which vandals torched a week after the original incident. It took months for the property to be properly boarded up, and then, months later, police found evidence of squatters, including gun paraphernalia. Signs announcing the property had been condemned were posted a few weeks ago, but we just noticed that someone had removed the plywood over the house's back door. Who knows if they got inside. We have taken care to maintain and upgrade our property; it is not fair that we should have to live next to such an eyesore for years with no realistic expectation that the problem will be resolved soon. We are not the only North End neighborhood residents in this situation. We know blighted properties are sitting, empty and decaying, across Rockford. I have read in local media that city officials demolish, on average, 100 such properties a year but are tracking more than 1,900 for eventual demolition. This simply is not enough. Removing this blight and the stress it places on neighbors should be a top priority as it affects most of the city's other major goals. How can you expect to have a highly-trained, desirable workforce if those workers can't confidently invest in a home in Rockford? How can you expect current residents to improve their homes and spend their discretionary income locally if their government doesn't invest in neighborhoods and neighborhood safety? How can you expect residents to start businesses and join neighborhood groups if they feel uneasy with the status quo? I urge you and your fellow City Council members to order staff to develop a realistic plan for removing 500 or more blighted dilapidated homes in the next fiscal year. If you can find funding for road upgrades and downtown development, surely you can find funding to make your current residents feel safe and secure remaining Rockford residents. Relevant reading: Rockford pilot program to brighten vacant, dilapidated structures (Just tear them down!) Letter: Rockford has to think bigger (YES!) Grant will help Rockford demolish abandoned homes (13 homes. $125,000 grant covered 13 demolitions)
Petition to Michael Loguercio, Brookhaven Town Councilman, District 4
Save 52.95 Acres of Natural Environment in Bellport
The Town of Brookhaven proposing to change the zoning laws in order to allow the company The Crest Group to knock down 52.95 acres of natural environment. This development is to be built in Bellport just east of Station Road, north of the Sunrise Service Road and south of Woodside Avenue. They are proposing to erect: a 3 story assisted living facility, a 2 story mini- storage unit, a planned retirement community, 160 units of multifamily, affordable housing, and other assorted retail. The only entrance will be through the neighborhood directly adjacent to the new development on S. Village Dr. In the Horizon Village neighborhood. The last information I've received is that there will only be a 25ft buffer between the existing neighborhood and the planned development. How will this effect our community? The Town outlines how it will impact the: environment, human health, water, energy, transportation, police, fire and emergency services, light and noise pollution, and South Country School District. Please read the full impacts in the document here: www.brookhavenny.gov/DocumentCenter/View/951/Final-Scoping-Document-for-the-Change-of-Zone-for-The-Crest-Town-Center-at-Bellport-PDF&ved=2ahUKEwivjYDel8reAhVrQt8KHVkbDbgQFjAAegQIAhAB&usg=AOvVaw373-D4Wb_nEY58J38xMSBB I think personally, the impact on the ground, surface and water supply where it states "Water supply demand from the proposed action, may exceed safe and sustainable withdrawl capacity rate of the local supply or aquifer," It also says it may "introduce contaminants" to that same water supply. The transportation effects at the intersections of Station Rd and Sunrises north and south service roads, as well as the intersections by Woodside Ave. and Station Rd. and Woodside Ave and Sawgrass Dr. are also a huge reason for concern. I do not think that this project will bring positive change to our community or our environment. Please help me by speaking out against the development of this project. I'm asking that you, not only sign this petition, but also share if you care about the environment, or the community of Bellport.
Petition to Syed Abbas, Chris Petykowski, Yang Tao, Thomas Lynch, Brian Ackeret, Satya Rhodes-Conway, Alexandra Nieves Reyes, David Dexheimer, City of Madison Traffic Engineering, WKOW , NBC15 , Isthmus , Clear Channel Communications, Channel3000 , Channel3000b , Tony Evers, Tammy Baldwin, Mark Pocan, Mandela Barnes, Paul Rusk, Dave Hansen, Wisconsin State Senate, Wisconsin State House
Increase Safety of the Packers and Schlimgen Avenue Crossing (Madison, WI)
Update 09/14/2018 Local media outlet Channel3000 picked up this story, watch/read it here, and the local police put up "Your Speed" indicator signs. --- Hello all,So I've written some of you (City of Madison Mayor, City of Madison Traffic Engineering Department, District 12 Alder Larry Palm, Northside Police Department, local news, IMAP school) recently about the dangerous pedestrian/bike crossing at Packers and Schlimgen Avenue. It's near the Isthmus Montessori Academy (Public) school and many parents and children cross here as part of our daily routine. Coming from the Brentwood Village Neighborhood we bike across at Packers and International Lane going to school. This intersection by itself is not terrible as there are lights here. Crossing International can sometimes be a little challenging as airport bound cars do not yield to this crosswalk, but it's manageable. Then myself, bike trailer, and another father bike back and cross at Schlimgen Avenue. The Schlimgen Avenue crossing is a death trap at best. There are pedestrian activated yellow flashers here, crossing signs and paint, but it's simply not enough. Cars are going way too fast at this crossing. I'm not sure if the speed limit is 35 or 45 here but it's way too fast for cars to react safely to crossing pedestrians. This morning I was a witness to this deadly crossing at a distance that was far too close to think about. Crossing back across Packers Avenue we activated the yellow flashers and Northbound traffic did not stop. Once the pack of 20-30 cars went by a single car at the back of the pack stopped and we proceeded to the median. Once in the median, we have to stop again, because even though the flashing yellow lights have been on since before we could cross the northbound lanes nobody has stopped in the southbound lanes. In the median, I waved my arms, as the yellow lights continued to flash and the southbound traffic continues to ignore us and the lights. Finally, a single car comes to a complete stop, and then it happens, CRASH! A full sized, flatbed tow truck rear ends the car. Who, by the way, was the only driver doing the right thing in this case. From there I called the accident into 911 as it appeared everyone involved was ok. However, a thought occurred to me. What if the tow truck hit me? Or one better, what if my daughter was still in the trailer, I begin crossing as a single car stops, and then the inattentive tow truck driver hit. I can only guess. Best case scenario we'd have a lot of breaks and bruises. Worst case scenario we're dead. Or what if this was a child crossing the street by themselves. Would they have waited for traffic or might they have just gone right into traffic? More action on improving this deadly intersection is needed and it's needed now. We are only a few weeks into the school year and a deadly crash is just a matter of time. A few thoughts on immediate improvements we could make here are to make this area a School Zone with reduced speeds, more school zone flashing lights, crossing guards, crossing flags, police enforcement, and perhaps "Your Speed" indicators. Long term I'd like to see an additional light here, a pedestrian bridge or a pedestrian tunnel like those that run under East Washington Avenue. Just so everyone is aware I will be reaching out to local media about this problem, as well as the IMAP school, our alder, the mayor, North Madison Police Department, and the City Traffic Engineering Department. I hope together we can do something about this crossing before someone gets seriously hurt or dies. Thank you in advance for your support with this effort, Justin Masuga
Petition to Mountain View City Council, Mayor Lisa Matichak, Councilmember Christopher Clark, Councilmember Alision Hicks, Councilmember Ellen Kamei, Councilmember John McAlister, City Clerk, Councilmember Lucas Ramirez, Vice-Mayor Margaret Abe-Koga
MV City Council- Respect Our Vote & the Law for Safe, Legal Cannabis and Tax Revenue
We are Mountain View residents, businesses and neighbors who voted overwhelmingly not ONCE (64.6% in favor of Prop. 215 in 1996 to legalize medical cannabis), not TWICE (68% in favor of Prop. 64 in 2016 to legalize recreational cannabis), but THREE times (81% in favor of Measure Q in 2018 to tax legal cannabis) to legalize, raise revenue, and to support safe access to legal cannabis in our City. Nearly two years after 68% of us voted to approve the legalization of recreational cannabis in Mountain View, the City Council voted 5-2 in October 2018, to conservatively allow for two legal cannabis retail stores and two dispensaries to serve our diverse city of over 81,000 residents, within specified areas and under strict regulations. Ten reputable businesses have since filed applications with the city vying for one of four available permits. But now, the City Council is considering thwarting the will of Mountain View voters at their upcoming March 5th meeting by rolling back the permit rules and regulations they approved just a few months ago. Not only will this likely result in litigation against the City (with Mountain View taxpayers paying the bill) from the ten businesses that have presumably expended thousands of dollars on the application process based on the good faith that the City and voters meant what they said when they approved the legalization of cannabis and the four permits, but it also sets a dangerous precedent that the City Council can simply rollback and revise rules, regulations and projects that they have already approved in the past. Such a precedent would not only harm the reputation of our City and make businesses think twice before considering joining or expanding in our community, but it would also generate distrust, confusion and unpredictable laws and policies that can apparently be changed every time a new city council member is elected. Furthermore, over 81% of Mountain View voters loudly declared in November 2018, that they want to tax and realize the community benefits from the millions in tax revenues that would be generated by legal cannabis sales; tax revenues that are currently going to San Jose and Santa Cruz or to support the dangerous and illegal black market. That's millions in tax revenues that the City Council could be putting towards our schools, police, fire fighters and aging infrastructure. Enough is enough. Please join us in demanding that our representatives do what they are supposed to do, REPRESENT us! The overwhelming majority of Mountain View residents that voted THREE times to approve safe access to legal cannabis and to generate much needed tax revenue for our community, should not be ignored at the expense of a very small but vocal minority of NIMBYs that oppose any and all change and progress. Please join with your friends and neighbors in SIGNING this petition to let the Mountain View City Council know that they need to RESPECT our vote on this issue and should not set a dangerous precedent by changing already approved and settled rules and regulations. For more information or to get involved, email MVRespectOurVote@gmail.com. Please also consider emailing the city council at firstname.lastname@example.org AND attending the City Council meeting on Tuesday, March 5th at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers (500 Castro Street in Mountain View); the Council will be voting on this important issue.
Petition to Oakland City Council
Make Montclair's Antioch Court a Safe Destination and Vibrant Cultural Venue
Oakland's Montclair Village Association is asking the City of Oakland to help fix Antioch Court! Now it's time to ask Oakland City Council, Mayor Schaaf, and the Oakland Department of Transportation, to repair the dilapidated streets, massive potholes, drainage issues, and broken sidewalks on this structurally challenged section of urban infrastructure in downtown Montclair. Successful funding will create a safe pathway for crossing, biking, driving, and walking with an expanded pedestrian plaza. The pedestrian plaza will be a unique attraction for arts and cultural events, alfresco dining, and placemaking, bringing together all of Oakland on the streets of Montclair Village for public festivities.Montclair Village needs this project to be on the City of Oakland 2019-2020 City Budget, coming up for ratification in June. Funds from the City will go directly to ensuring the successful build of the new streetscape with a completion goal date of early/mid 2020. Over $200,000 of private funds will be invested in the project from Oakland and Montclair residents, local businesses, and corporate sponsors.The project is currently shovel ready! In 2011 the Montclair Village Association successfully launched the first campaign to rebuild Antioch Court and address these pedestrian, bicycle, and transportation safety issues. After raising an initial $100,000 to complete the first phase of construction planning, the project is ready to be implemented.Montclair Village Association is asking Mayor Schaaf and the Oakland City Council to budget and approve funding of $700,000 to help with the following safety initiatives impacting Montclair's Antioch Court: Ameliorate a dangerously sharp blind turn from Mountain Blvd. onto Antioch Court and calm traffic Beautify and repair Antioch Court’s crumbling walkways rife with tripping hazards Repair deep gauging pothole trenches and unlevel roads for pedestrian and cyclist safety Increase bike safety on the city bike route with better access to bike racks Improve street crossing for seniors, youth, and all mobilities Create a pedestrian plaza to serve as a dynamic community and cultural junction benefiting all of Oakland and drawing visitors from across the East Bay to shop and support small and independent business Upon completion, Montclair Village will celebrate the new Antioch Court with lively community event showcases featuring programming for all ages, public art, cultural activities, culinary expos, safety fairs, and community gatherings.Now, more than ever, we need the support of Oakland City Council, Mayor Schaaf Council, and Oakland Department of Transportation to help with this significant urban planning initiative to make Oakland’s Montclair Village a vibrant destination to live, work, gather, play and eat! Help us with this placemaking initiative to make Oakland a better place. Sign this petition and pass it on. Learn more about ways you can the Beautify Montclair Campaign and get involved in your local community at montclairvillage.com/antioch-court-improvement-plan.AND GET YOUR BRICK The first phase of fundraising and planning in 2011 was successfully implemented with the support of community members that purchased bricks to help rebuild the sidewalks and streets, including Daniel Swafford -Montclair Village Association's Executive Director, former MVA Executive Director - Roger Vickery, Montclair Neighborhood Council (MNC) board member and architect - Jim Clardy, MNC past chair - Carolyn Winters, Urban Designs Architects, and City of Oakland Department of Transportation Assistant Director - Wlad Wlassowsky. Thank you to everyone that has donated their time and resources to support the small business community and dynamic downtown in Montclair. Let’s see this beautification project to completion. Please sign, share; help repair Montclair!
Petition to Adam Stephenson, PE, CFM, Shepard's Vineyard HOA
Shepard's Vineyard New Dover Rd Speed Bumps
Since the new daycare has been built and with increased traffic on Old Raleigh Road and the Apex Peakway people have been using New Dover Road as a shortcut to get around the light at Old Raleigh and the Peakway. We need speed bumps for the safety of our neighborhood. The areas that need speed bumps are New Dover, Apache, and Chimney Hill.