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Somerville Facebook followers propose municipal changes

Posted by Catherine Cloutier  March 28, 2013 11:14 AM

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What does Somerville need most right now?

We asked followers of the Your Town Somerville Facebook page what changes they would like to see in their city.

Storified by Cambridge Boston.com· Thu, Mar 28 2013 09:50:12

<div>Somerville open question: In your opinion, what does the city need most right now?</div>
Here is a selection of their responses:
Affordable first-time home ownership options for longtime residents.Lynne Doncaster
An independent grocery store in Winter HillKate Riley
Ice cream. Okay, maybe not "most" but we definitely need ice cream in Union Sq.Kate O'Connell
The green line extension.Melissa Wintturi
Bike path extensionJessica Willis
Less meter maids &/or parking enforcement officers.Veronica White
Better public schoolsColm Regan
Fewer road races!Lynne Doncaster
Better snow removal plan!!!Susan Fields
Raised crosswalks on Medford Street from Central to Broadway.Linda Lopes Montieth
Fewer Bikes, what happened to all the lanes. Less bike lanes and more care lanes. Traffic has been crazy in Somerville.Kimberly A Sandeffer
Less waste on those street fairs that tie up huge sections of the city and have fifty people attend. Have them at a park instead.Richelle Devereaux-Murray
Get rid of permit parkingMarco Tavares
A new high school. It's way, way, way, past time.Jeff Miller
more police presence in East Somerville so we have safer streets.Catherine Parker
How about a new recreation commission building, more after school activities, funding for the arts. Work on the Main branch (current) library instead of building a new one with money we don't have, in a place that's not close to the High school.Richelle Devereaux-Murray
To keep a Hotel out of Davis SquareKim Westgate Doherty
More field space for our still growing Somerville Youth Soccer league of over 850 kids this year & not enough fields to practice or play on in the city.Joseph McMahon
Trader Joes's !!!!Susana Quelha Santos
Less potholes! It's like off roading on some of those streets!Tania Romanoff
Either meters throughout the city or no meters throughout the city. Fairness regardless of what pay off the city you live in. Tired of East Somerville getting short changed pun intended.Michelle Anzalone
School busesLauren Greyson Hopper
Did the respondents miss anything? Comment on individual proposals or leave your ideas below.

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