Objective 6.1: The Upper Boggy Creek Neighborhood Planning Area should be a clean and safe place to live.
- Action Item 100. Encourage residents and police to work together to better report criminal activity, foster neighborhood watch programs, and citizen involvement in public safety issues. Target locations of repeated criminal activity such as drug houses or open-air drug markets and work to remove them from the planning area.
- Action Item 101. Establish block captains throughout the planning area to improve communication and safety.
- Action Item 102. Removed from plan.
- Action Item 103. Removed from plan.
- Action Item 104. Repair or install new street lights at the following locations: · Various locations throughout the Delwood II neighborhood · Parkwood west off the creek between Ardenwood Road and Crestwood · Southwest corner of Clarkson Avenue and East 38th ½ Street · Along East 22nd Street east of Leona to Chestnut
- Action Item 105. The Neighborhood Planning Team and the Neighborhood Planning and Zoning Department, should work together to identify areas in the planning area in greatest need of targeted clean-ups of vacant lots and alleys.
Objective 6.2: Enhance education, training and job opportunities for all residents of the area.
- Action Item 106. Foster new ways of providing access to computer technology by providing computers at public spaces such as shopping areas, public schools and libraries. This can be accomplished by · Encouraging communication franchises such as Grande, SW Bell and Time-Warner to provide a minimum of ten percent (10%) of the neighborhood connections with free internet computers and connections giving priority to households with children, people with disabilities and elderly. · Providing computer training for residents that fall within this group.
- Action Item 107. Educate residents to take advantage of property tax exemptions, the appeal process for property valuations, and foreclosures process. The outreach efforts on the part of the neighborhoods could include Web sites, newsletters, association meetings, and email list-serves.
- Action Item 108. Increase voter registration in all parts of the planning area by providing information. The outreach efforts on the part of the neighborhoods could include Web sites, newsletters, association meetings, and e-mail list-serves.
- Action Item 109. Encourage the establishment of community school classes at Maplewood Elementary, L.L. Campbell, Blackland Neighborhood Center, Alamo Recreation Center and other public facilities. These facilities should provide job training and referral services.
- Action Item 110. The neighborhoods should engage the City to become aware of natural disaster preparedness. The outreach efforts on the part of the neighborhoods could include Web sites, newsletters, association meetings, and e-mail list-serves.
- Action Item 111. Encourage neighborhood participation in environment-friendly programs such as reducing pesticide use, recycling, and water conservation.
- Action Item 112. Improve the educational equipment at Alamo Recreation Center such as computers, televisions, video and software availability, to function as a study lab to assist with tutoring.
Objective 6.3 Improve the health and well-being of residents’ pets.
- Action Item 113. Promote responsible care of pets and control of animal populations by utilizing mobile or other neutering services and through public education.
Objective 6.3: Improve the quality of life and well-being of elderly, disabled and low income residents.
- Action Item 114. Neighborhood associations in the planning area should work with the City to provide information on social and health services in the associations’ newsletters. The outreach efforts on the part of the neighborhoods could include Web sites, newsletters, association meetings, and e-mail list-serves.
Objective 6.4 Explore the possibility of creating a Community Development Corporation (CDC) in the Upper Boggy Creek planning area. The CDC would support neighborhood housing, social services, crime prevention and safety, recreational and educational activities.