Affordable housing-rental prices.
my expectation is that those of us who do not / or cannot partake of the internet [yay for free internet at the library] have a medium -- other than going to the library; to participate in the many and varied issues that we try to address here in the city. Add a container of rice - - and you can't go 'far wrong'. We have a SERIOUS, serious amount of poor people in our city. In our county.
I'm thinking that folks would benefit by knowing what is going on - - and how they can participate.
Please add an auto-payment option for utility bills.
With the installation of the new crosswalks on College Ave, there is more traffic on William St. Recently the water problem close to University and William was fixed (thank you). A city worker was painting some curbs near Wilson and William (a good start) but not far enough. There are several curbs in which the paint has faded and weeds have grown, and now many people park where they should not. This obstructs the view and also makes it difficult to turn. Some park very close to stop signs! Some are ticketed, but certainly bright yellow curbs would indicate that drivers should not park there. This would help everyone turn and drive better on William. I am concerned about driving on William in the winter when we have snow and ice.
Stop the people who are moving out on my street from trashing up my neighborhood!! they are piling up trash, cans, bottles, garbage, furniture onto the curb days before trash day, and not using trash bags, just throwing stuff on the ground in front of their homes. Please fine these people and the awful landlords who allow this to happen!! It not only is happening on my street, but all over town when it's moving time. This is awful. North 9th Street is awful.
Ballenger is a relatively quick street with a speed limit of 40mph. It has many issues that make it hazardous including blind crests and turns, lots of traffic turning on and off the road, a very narrow width, steep dropoffs on the sides, limited lighting, and constant foot traffic. There are parks and crowded neighborhoods packed on both sides of the street, but limited connecting roads, so pedestrians and bicyclists are often stuck having to walk in a muddy ditch or risk being hit by traffic. To add to this, it's difficult to turn out onto the street at several points where the vegetation blocks the view of oncoming traffic. Many of these issues can be resolved by adding shoulders to the side of the road. It would give the children that are always walking on the street somewhere safer to stand, make the bus stops more accessible, and provide better access to the existing resources and stores in the area, including the nice stretch of sidewalk along Mexico Gravel that is currently inaccessible to residents off Ballenger.
A recycling/trash combo bin should be put on park ave instead of just a trash bin.
A sidewalk between the clark lane roundabout to the mexico gravel rd roundabout to make it safe for pedestrians. This issue has been going on for years ever since I was in high school.
I am appalled that "property owners' rights" are trumping EVERY other value for this city. I am disgusted with the lack of authority our Historic Preservation Commission has. I am likewise amazed that after YEARS of the "Columbia Visioning Process" evolving-out "visions" of Columbia, veritably nothing of value has come from it that lends any aid to maintaining or preserving character. It's a massive Profit-race, and the City, and the 99%, are the losers.
Please extend yellow median lanes on chapel hill rd. all the way to intersection with fairview rd. from both sides. The median was previously delineated by road reflectors that were stripped off by the snow plows. Paint is a good idea.