Numerous pedestrians, pets, and wildlife in the area with too many speeders!

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AB Liskey over 1 year ago

The information architecture and UX of the HDPT part of Harrisonburg.gov is awful. There is no reason for Bus Routes to have three separate pages. Seeing any schedule information requires a PDF download. If you don't already know the bus system, you're probably downloading multiple PDFs just to figure out the routes, and then going to another page entirely to see when those routes run. The NextBus website also takes 5-10 minutes to get to any useful information, and nobody except marketing teams likes QR codes (how many people even have a QR code reader app), so that's not helpful. The worst part is that all of these things add up to a horrible user experience on mobile, particularly for people who have limited data or older devices. Between the poor IA and the forced downloads, this issue is disproportionally affecting individuals with low income and intellectual disabilities.

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Idea: Recycling

Kimberly Amaya over 1 year ago

Realized there's a lot of mail, papers, books, etc.. from colleges and high school and the nearest paper recycling place is in Dayton. We need a paper recycling place in the city, it will shows us that we are going green.

Our local police can decide whether a criminal is violent and here illegally and should be reported to ICE, rather than agreeing to turn over all info on those suspected of possibly being here illegally to the federal government, risking distrust when community members think that cooperating with authorities can put them at risk for deportation. I'm not sure what our city's current policy is on this, but it would be great if we could announce our town as being an official Sanctuary City, making our community members feel even safer here.

10% of our city school system's limited-English-proficiency students are from Iraq, one of the countries included in Trump's recent Executive Order. Many local students, college students, and family members are here on green cards and special visas. We also are home to many Dreamers. Let's make sure they feel safe and secure in their home city, Harrisonburg, Virginia.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2016/09/07/what-exactly-are-sanctuary-cities-in-immigration-policy/?utm_term=.885c1b2677e6

http://harrisonburg.k12.va.us/instruction/English-as-a-second-language/Enrollment-Statistics

http://www.whsv.com/content/news/JMU-student-starts-petition-to-make-school-a-sanctuary-campus-404058016.html

5 Supports Created

Composting has many benefits.

4 Supports Created

We may need a new high school in the next couple of years because the one that we have is now getting overcrowded. The school was originally built for about 1,500 students, but in the next couple of years we may be seeing up to 2,000+ students! Right now I am still in middle school and I am worried that my future may be affected by the crowded hallways and classrooms. Please at least consider these ideas

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Mark Klosinski over 1 year ago

There is a traffic lane in front of the payment drop off box. This lane needs to be clearly marked and signage needs to be in place to prevent people from parking in front of the box.

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There is a traffic lane in front of the payment drop off box. This lane needs to be clearly marked and signage needs to be in place to prevent people from parking in front of the box.

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In the City of Harrisonburg, Virginia, racial minorities make up 30% of the population but less than 10% of the workforce employed by the City. These racial disparities and discriminatory hiring practices have repeatedly been brought to the attention of City Council members and the City of Harrisonburg's Human Resource Department, to no avail.

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects individuals against employment discrimination on the basis of race. Title VII applies to employers with 15 or more employees, including state and local governments. It also applies to employment agencies and to labor organizations, as well as to the federal government.

It is unlawful to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of his/her race or color in regard to hiring, termination, promotion, compensation, job training, or any other term, condition, or privilege of employment. Title VII also prohibits employment decisions based on stereotypes and assumptions about abilities, traits, or the performance of individuals of certain racial groups. Title VII prohibits both intentional discrimination and neutral job policies that disproportionately exclude minorities and that are not job related...(I)t is also unlawful to retaliate against an individual for opposing employment practices that discriminate based on race or color, or for filing a discrimination charge, testifying, or participating in any way in an investigation, proceeding, or litigation under Title VII.

Source: US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

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jenny jones almost 2 years ago
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