November 30, 2009

Update on Crime

LEN’s info on the recent safety meeting article by: Felicia Dechter

Yep, Howard has improved…somewhat. There have been a few bad buildings turned around thanks to citizen uproar for years. The Broadmoor and the Broadmoor East were big issues when I moved here 7 years ago. Thanks to neighbors diligence – there has been change in those two buildings. Yep, it’s a work in progress.

Much of the progress on cleaning up issues started with citizens who doggedly returned year after year to building court. Needless to say, there seemed to be a pattern of slumlord friendly judges ladling out continuances like Halloween candy.

If/When we learn there has been a meeting of the minds with certain building managers of certain properties to adhere to HUD’s rules, we will cheer – a little. If the ward office and legal system would like to give the citizens a little break – or a little recognition for the work done and work yet to be completed – that would be appropriate.

Our Beat Meeting is every second Thursday of the month at 7 pm at the Gateway Senior Apartments where one can get updated on the troubled buildings that need to be turned around. The ward office is always welcome and encouraged to send a representative.

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