Tuesday AM Recap 6/10/14: Town Hall Forum
Last night, the council meeting took place at the West Central Community Center in a town hall format. This means we had no legislative agenda for the evening, so we can accomodate presentations from the neighborhoods in the area on issues effecting them. As always, I would like to thank the folks over at the West Central Community Center for opening up their space to have the town hall. With respect to the forum, there were a few items and issues that stood out to me.
The Mayor gave an update on the park and street levy process. The city just recently wrapped up a series of public input hearings and will continue to reach out to specific neighborhoods for further outreach. The Five Mile Prairie neighborhood asked that council update our baseline data for impact fees related to development projects in the city and expressed concern over the reciprocal agreement that the city has with Fire District 9. The Balboa/South Indian Trail neighborhood requested a new neighborhood sign and is working on securing new benches for some of the parks in the area. North Indian Trail neighborhood expressed concern about the timing of street lights during snow events and the maintenance costs of their aging stormwater infrastructure. The Emerson/Garfield neighborhood spoke to council about their new farmers market which they partnered with Project HOPE to help make a reality. Finally, the Northwest neighborhood invited everyone to their 16th Annual Summer Concert Series event at Audubon Park on July 10th, July 24th or August 7th at 6:30pm.
Council recap, Neighborhoods