Jul 01, 2017
Summer 2017 Your City, Your Voice
We are in our 6th week of hitting the streets in the "FINE" District 9. Our office has been going door to door to educate and engage citizens all over the district about important issues. We are calling it, "It’s Your City". Many times, residents forget they have a voice when it comes to what their city government is doing. As elected leaders and most importantly servant leaders in this great city, we need to hear what our constituents want and need, so that we can do our jobs better. This is truly the brilliance of our democratic society.
It’s been a pleasure walking every week and talking to neighbors. Honestly, my summer is off to a great start because of this direct outreach. I am incredibly bias, but I believe I have the best district in the City because of the diversity, the innovation, progressive values and deep compassion we have for one another.
Every Friday our office has conversations with over 150 neighbors. Below are some of the subject areas that they find important, which I wanted to share with you.
It’s Your City Case Themes:
Website Data www.Itsyourcitydistrict9.com
• Traffic and parking (Turning Walnut into 2-way, Increasing pedestrian safety)
• Increase recycling and composting
• Homeless Services (increasing services, unauthorized camping ordinance - repeal/support to keep)
• Crime in D9 (gang activity)
• Drug Use
Neighborhoods visited thus far:
• Curtis Park
As we knocked on doors and met with residents in District 9, we polled everyone on the following topics to see what was most important to them. Below are the results.
1. Infrastructure: 35%
2. Affordable Housing: 33%
3. Other: 23%
4. I-70 Viaduct: 7%
5. Criminal Justice Reform: 1%
6. Workforce Training: 1%
We look forward to seeing you in the neighborhood, on social media, or by mail if you live in an apartment or condo. We want to hear from you, so please let your voice be heard by logging onto www.itsyourcitydistrict9.com and sharing your thoughts with us.