(This originally was posted on the Wedgwood Community Council's website)
On October 31st, we released a poll on our website in the hopes of hearing what your single-most priority was. The purpose of this poll was to see what generally is important to our neighbors. After being open for 1 month, 41 people completed the poll, which is a small sample set. Also, we only asked 1 question, so there are bound to be nuances that weren’t captured. Nevertheless, this poll is helpful to make sure that we are a more effective advocate for our neighborhood. Here is what we learned.
The Wedgwood community’s top priorities, generally, are as follows:
- Public safety (police presence, block watch, emergency preparedness) (32%, 13 Votes)
- Neighborhood Plan (design guidelines, 35th Ave NE zoning, streetscape) (27%, 11 Votes)
- Pedestrian improvements (sidewalks, crosswalks, pedestrian overlay zone) (20%, 8 Votes)
- Open Space (park acquisition, trails, recreation facilities) (15%, 6 Votes)
- Traffic and Transit (traffic calming, bus service, bicycle infrastructure) (5%, 2 Votes)
- Other (2%, 1 Votes)
- Utilities (stormwater, water/sewer lines, low impact development) (0%, 0 Votes)
Thank you to everyone who completed the poll!
These results reaffirm our commitment to public safety, land use planning, and pedestrian improvements. Our neighborhood has a strong Block Watch program and the WCC recently began focusing on emergency preparedness. In the coming weeks, we will be sharing exciting plans that the Wedgwood Land Use Committee has been working on for over a year. We also continue to pursue pedestrian improvements likenew sidewalks and crosswalks, especially around our schools.