- break-ins and burglaries, including when residents are present
- traffic speeds and pedestrian safety, including bad paving and narrow sidewalks
- spill-over from the bars onto private property, though diminished from past problems
- encampments at the green spaces at N 46th and Bridge Way and behind the Troll
- beggars and panhandlers
FNC also reported that things on Aurora had improved and praised the work of the police and the city attorney’s office in helping that happen. Tim Burgess helped immensely too, in shepherding into law the ordinance that allows for shutting down properties where criminal activity is rampant. At our table, lists from other neighborhoods were similar. The Roosevelt business district representatives reported lots of overnight break-ins on commercial property and a lot of check fraud at their businesses. A lot of concern was voiced over aggressive panhandling and feelings of lack
of safety on the streets in the U District and downtown.