Councilmember Price is committed to bringing back the basics to our neighborhoods – like restoring our streets, cleaning trash and bulky items from alleys, and repairing damaged sidewalks. He is equally committed to revitalizing local parks and finding new and creative ways to add green space and recreational facilities in the community.
To achieve these goals, accordingly your “New Ninth” team has launched a targeted effort to clean up blight and neglected areas. In the first 100 days of this administration, more than 10 tons of trash and bulky items were collected and more than 1 million square feet of graffiti was removed – and that was just the beginning.
Working with city departments, Councilmember Price is ensuring that the Ninth District receives the core services and resources it deserves. The office will consistently advocate for more funding and services to take care of those core services like street repair, alley cleaning and tree trimming that have historically been neglected in our community. The office will also partner regularly with local residents, businesses and non-profit groups to host community cleanup efforts and engage in educational campaigns.
Since taking office, Councilmember Price has launched four new community gardens in the district and more are planned. The Councilman will also support and advance legislation that allows urban agriculture projects to thrive. This is especially important in high need communities with limited access to healthy food choices.