UU's Facebook page:
"Regarding last night’s shooting on the 900 block of Gunnison, Ald. Osterman has been in contact with the 20th District commander, and she has indicated that additional tactical officers will be detailed from Area 3 to address the recent gang violence in Uptown. Additionally our office will be working with the city to fix the lights that are out on Gunnison and to have the trees trimmed on the block."
I appreciate Harry's quick response.....I'm a bit stunned, as this would be unheard of in the "Helen Era"ReplyDelete
those streetlights have been out for weeks though...I've been afraid to walk my dog on that half of the block at night, it is pitch black. sad that it takes something like this to get it fixed.ReplyDelete
Yes, and we that live on Gunnison have been calling for weeks about the street light being out! Our requests have been ignored...until now....ReplyDelete
You must be joking. I lived in Uptown from 2001 to 2005. Gunshots were a regular occurrence, as were drug deals and prostitution. I had the only driveway on block, and regularly found used needles and condoms. I even interrupted a few "transactions" when coming home late. Schiller's "reign" was hardly the halcyon days of Uptown.
Did those of you who called about the streetlight ever call and check on where it was on the worklist? I only ask because we recently had an alley light out in a part of the block where drug transactions take place. When I called 311 to check about it, they told me that it takes 6 to 7 weeks (!!!) for an alley light to be changed. The 311 operator checked and told me that it was on the "to do list." Sure enough, seven weeks after my first call, we finally got light back there again. Not that I'm defending six to seven weeks -- it's ridiculous -- but it could be that it just takes that long. Nice to see how city services have slowed down in an era when 191 TIFs are subverting the money that is supposed to go for things like that.ReplyDelete
With regards to the lights: Now that we have responsive alderman, you should be able to call/go to their constituent office and give any documentation you might have about the issues you have called in to 311 but are still ongoing. The aldermanic staff can interface with 311 and request constant follow ups/hold feet to the fire.ReplyDelete
MG: Starck was referring to a response from the alderman, not the violence.....right?ReplyDelete
MGC, you mis-read Starck's post. Them comment said that an aldermanic response was unheard of in Shiller's time, not that gun or gang violence was unheard of.ReplyDelete