What makes District 10 a great place to live and raise a family? It’s the people, our “can do” attitude and community spirit, our exemplary schools and unique neighborhoods. Our neighborhoods are our best asset so that’s why I worked hard this past budget season to add resources to reinvent our Code Department. We are moving from Code Enforcement to Code Compliance by providing staff with the resources and tools to help educate residents on how to bring their properties into compliance and enhance the curb appeal of our neighborhoods. District 10 residents have always volunteered and stepped up to the plate wherever and whenever they’re needed. Take, for example, the 36 homeowners’ organizations, several crime watch groups and many civic organizations whose sole purpose is making our community a better place to live, work and play.
Together, we have accomplished a lot over the past several months. Ground is broken on the $400 million town center. And, with your help, City Council approved zoning for 4 additional projects representing $175 million of redevelopment. I am also working hard to bring a renewed focus to the Skillman corridor. You’ll be hearing more about that in the coming months. Most importantly city-wide, crime is going down – we’re talking double-digit declines.
I encourage you to get involved in our community. Join one of the many groups and organizations that have been a part of this great neighborhood for many years.
Jerry R. Allen