Forming a committee including Gia Hinton, Jasiman Cason, Josh Feldman, and Jesse Burnhenne, new leaders began joining in and contributing time and talents. A second event on October 31st featured live music from the local Infinity Band, pumpkin painting courtesy of former Councilman Brancatelli, and PPE distribution courtesy of Neighborhood Connections and University Settlement. Practicing social distance and still making way for building connections between neighbors, the event was a huge success enjoyed by all attendees estimated around 100 neighbors.
Reaching out to the City of Cleveland Division of Traffic, the group inquired about measures available to reduce traffic speeds and inspire caution. Having known a number of cars that crashed into a home on the block and car collisions on parked cars along the block, and what seemed to be excessive speeds on a residential street. Traffic and Engineering were able to quickly place traffic and speed counters in the area to collect data and recommend measures. The group reviewed the data and will be working on curb painting, signage, and other beautification measures to implement in spring 2022.
We have discovered that together is better in a real sense. And the more we lean into the needs of our community, the more we discover others who also want to take part.