Last night David J. Boehlke, a neighborhood revitalization, spoke at City Hall. From the Leader-Telegram:
Fixing crime and repairing houses and streets won't treat neighborhoods' long-term problems, David J. Boehlke, a revitalization expert, told a dozen residents Wednesday night.
But Boehlke said people spend too much energy fighting. Instead, they should work on putting up neighborhood flags, installing porch lights and getting to know their neighbors. The flags help identify where one neighborhood ends and another begins. Porch lights make a street look more welcoming. These kinds of changes will help make the community look more appealing to outsiders, including home buyers.
What do you think? Are flags and porch lights the answer? If not, then what? And never mind answers, what's the question – what exactly needs improving in Eau Claire's neighborhoods?
Posted by Karline