Budget season is upon us. As a neighborhood, we should come together and let the council know what projects we'd like to see funded in our community. Please take a second to suggest or vote for a project that you think will benefit the neighborhood.
When making a suggestion, please be specific and try to describe the resulting benefits of the project to the neighborhood.
We'll compile the most well-received projects and submit them to our councilmember McDuffy and all at-large councilmembers.
Please note that as this process moves forward, the councilmembers and their staff may request the involvement of the community to champion the budget requests. For examples, they may ask stakeholders to garner community support and testify at the city council meetings.
Repairing the Brookland sign at the corner of 12th and RI Ave NE damaged in the accident. Consider funding a full replacement sign with aesthetic improvements from what is currently there.
Currently there aren't any true bike lanes that cross Brookland south of Monroe. And even the bike lane on Monroe isn't ideal because it's such a busy street. So a dedicated bike lane that goes east-west through Brookland would be a great addition and would make biking much safer.
Our neighborhood does not have a single public facility with functional lights or quality safe courts. After eight years of repeated requests, we still await the work completion -- hopefully before another tennis season is completed. As a result, people queue and argue over the few functional courts in the community or travel to Maryland or other communities in search of quality tennis facilities. Further, many of the previous resurfacing jobs were poorly completed. For example, contractors installed children's courts in the wrong direction, failed to level courts before resurfacing them, and ruined practice walls. Last year, CM McDuffie secured $100,000 in the FY18 budget to address some of the problems. We understand that the City recently installed security cameras at Turkey Thicket. Both actions are helpful first step, but much more is needed to ensure safe, quality, public facilities in our community and parity with the rest of the City.