Yesterday Republican mayoral candidate and Metro Councilman Hal Heiner, R-19, released a new television ad that coincides with his neighborhoods plan.
“Thriving, safe neighborhoods and streets are what thriving communities are built upon,” Heiner said in a press release. “Ensuring that our city’s foundation is strong is a commitment we absolutely can and must make.”
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Early in the campaign, the east Louisville Republican said that salvaging blighted neighborhoods would be a priority of his administration. Now the campaign has released a 18-point strategy that they say is a comprehensive call for improving public safety and quality of life issues, specifically addressing blight in decaying areas of the city.
Enhance Quality of Life
· Sidewalks to Schools
· Pothole in Your Street? There’s an App for That!
· Invest in Libraries
· Develop our Own “Magnificent Mile”
· Support Metro Parks and 21st Century Parks Plan
· Support for Local Arts
· Sustain Louisville’s Architectural Splendor
· Get Involved!
A Commitment to Safe and Secure Neighborhoods
· Retain “Take Home” Vehicles for Police
· Reward Continuing Education
· Establish a Special Support Team within Metro Police
· Streamline Procedures to Process Criminals
· Establish a “Graffiti Busters” Team in Public Works
· Support Efforts for Rehabilitation and Recovery
Targeting Urban Blight and Decay
· Establish Neighborhood Empowerment Zones
· Capitalize a Public/Private Strategic Property Acquisition Fund
· Establish a “Top 25” List of Louisville’s Most Problematic Abandoned Properties
· Require a 13 Point Inspection Prior to Boarding a Property