Much needed tree trimming was completed in the heavily walked area of Randolph Street near Pioneer Park and Grant Elementary.
Presidio Drive One Way
At the request of Mission Hills and Old Town residents, Councilmember Ward is asking City staff to explore the feasibility of turning Presidio Drive into a one-way street. We are currently working with the Mayor’s office to identify funding for a traffic study.
Pioneer Park Slide
One of the slides at the children’s playground in Pioneer Park was broken and closed off to park goers. The slide was recently replaced by Park and Recreation staff.
Taylor Street Repairs
The multitude of potholes on Taylor Street coming from the I-8 West exit toward Mission Hills/Old Town were serviced and received a slurry seal.
Washington St Repaving
Following the completion of the University Ave Pipeline Project in Mission Hills, which altogether replaced over 4 miles of water main lines in Uptown, Councilmember Ward advocated for the complete re-pavement of Washington Street in Mission Hills, successfully moving up the timeline by two years.
I-5 Cleanup at Washington, San Diego Ave, and Noell
Neighbors in Five Points, Mission Hills, and Middletown have experienced increased homeless encampments and litter along the I-5 corridors at Washington, San Diego Ave, and Noell. With support from Middletown Community Group, Councilmember Ward worked with Caltrans and our State representatives to perform regular cleanups and abatements of trash and encampments in the area.
Mission Hills-Hillcrest Library
After years of community support and input, the new Mission Hills-Hillcrest / Knox Library opens in January 2019, ahead of schedule. With the help of the Library Foundation, Friends of the Library, donors and community organizers, this long-awaited project is finally complete. This new 15,000-square-foot facility will replace the current structure originally built over 50 years ago and will be adjacent to Florence Elementary School.
Traffic signal improvements at Goldfinch and University
Working with local parents concerned about the safety of the Goldfinch crossings at University and Washington, Councilmember Ward advocated for a traffic calming study that will result in improved signage, installation of a high-visibility crosswalk at University, and implementation of a Pedestrian Lead Interval at Goldfinch and Washington to allow pedestrians to cross safely before motorists.