Cities across the country are revising their planning and zoning policies to reflect the reality and popularity of Airbnb. Roanoke, for example, has recently added regulations for Airbnb hosts in the city. It's time for Harrisonburg to catch up, too, by adding a permit process for Airbnb hosts in residential neighborhoods.
While the half street closures and speed humps have helped to eliminate some of the cut through traffic there is still a large amount of vehicles that use old town as a short cut and speed through residential areas where there are kids and families. I feel there should be more speed bumps an well as thru traffic restrictions.
Please have Parks paint the parking stop blocks at the picnic areas at Westover (and Hillendale?) I saw an elderly person trip on one because they didn't see it (She was OK) May I also suggest to repaint the traffic speed humps in the parks.....even at the correct speed and at certain time the sun is bearing down and you really don't see them until you hit them....even at the speed limit they can knock the french fries out of your french fries cup. Just a suggestion :o)
Can anything be done about the traffic light timing on Port Republic Road as it crosses the interstate? A good day is when I have to stop for only three of the four lights.
Show that Harrisonburg cares about sustainability. Show that Harrisonburg is not stuck in the past. This can be a win/win situation
As a resident of the city who has repeatedly sought help from the city for the erosion on my property from the storm water easement that lies there, I am hoping that if I am now going to be subjected to a fee, that those monies can be applied to a problem that has existed for more than 20 years. I would be interested in hearing exactly the pecking order for application of this new revenue source.
Clean up the mess
Help the homeless
Just past the school next to the golf course on West Market Street there is a park called Heritage?Memorial?Park? not sure of the exact name it's quite scruffy looking and it has trails in it that lead to...well, nowhere, I would like to help or be on a committee that helps to rejuvenate these 'lost' parks, maybe have an outdoor sitting area for teachers to teach/lecture. Or something along those lines . Can the public adopt a park to help with plantings? Thanks.
I have shoveled way too many of my senior neighbors walks and help with their leaf raking.... I am curious if a youth corp could be started that would be utilized during snow storms and during other parts of the year helping out our seniors with basic outside help, not to take the place of aide workers or handymen/women but to help out in the general scheme of things. Just a thought.