If you’ve been feeling that there is more going on – here are a couple of findings. These items and others set the stage for our “Model Healthy Neighborhood” discussion at Thursday’s Community Meeting. We will follow-up with results of the meeting in short order.
Consider the incidences of hit and runs in our neighborhood – 64 between July 23, 2018 and January 17, 2019
And consider the recent findings from the City’s Safe Streets Initiative that highlights High Risk Corridors [please open up link – very informative!] Page 11 – High Risk Map from Safe Streets LB
And consider “Ralph’s at the Traffic Circle” recently taken by RPNA resident..
We’ve had at least two, if not more, incidents of cars careening into homes mid-block.
It may be obvious to us there is a problem – but it is not yet obvious to those that can do something about it. We’ll ask to present to the Vision Zero Task Force – you may other channels of communication. This is a neighborhood-wide experience. Let’s continue.
What happens at a Community Meeting – a Rose Park Neighborhood Community meeting? Each of these meetings are planned to offer all those attending information specific to our area. We review what the Rose Park Neighborhood Association has been doing; we have an analysis of a specific type of crime and how we compare to the rest of the city and we have an informed presentation so that we can empower ourselves.
The topic of this Community Meeting originated at a focus group our neighborhood was invited to participate in – Community Health Needs Assessment. Those attending from Rose Park Neighborhood wanted to continue with a goal to improve our knowledge, access and quality of life.
We will host content experts at our May 23rd Meeting! Please come to learn what we have and what we need! We need to hear your concerns! Please come to Luther Burbank School Thursday May 23rd – Parking off Dawson (staff/faculty lot) – meeting is expected to be inside school Library. There will be signs!!!!
Panel: Kelly Colopy – Director of Health and Human Services, Chris Robson – RP resident and Vice-Chair of Health and Human Services Commission, Jeannine Pearce -Council Member CD2, Jessica Truesdale – Community Outreach at Safe Refuge, Ishmael Salamanca – Director of Health Services at The Center, Dina Berg – Executive Director of Heart of Ida, Dawn Mendelson – Developer of Concept – ArtWorksLB and Christine Petit, Executive Director of LB Forward.