Thursday, January 11, 2007

Mail Bag: Warrendale Community Organization

In response to my comments about prostitution in the Warrendale neighborhood, an anonymous reader wrote in to say:
the warrendale community org has to start putting it in high gear..thats the only hope for warrendale...we need a neighborhood news letter to go out to every address..and we need the business community to sponser that...the city and police are not going to help....what happened to the cool "warrendale banners"..on the light posts?...no money?...well start raising the money..get the word out..go door to door...the servive drives look like crap..why doesnt the warrendale org send out their own letters to the houses and business.....why isnt channel 2,4 and 7 contacted to do a "feelgood story"..on a neighborhood struggling?......if the president can dupe the country into spending 2 billion$ a day in iraq...than we can get the residents in warrendale to support....some nice banners and other landscaping....
I agree that the Warrendale Community Organ- ization has the potential to do a lot of great things for our neighbor- hood. The problem, however, is that out of a neighborhood with 9,036 homes there is usually only a dozen or so people who show up at their meetings. In fact, when the WCO did a clean-up of the Southfield Freeway service drive last May, there were more people who came to help out from Macomb County then there were from the Warrendale neighborhood.

Think about that one: folks in Macomb County have absolutely nothing to gain from seeing a portion of the Warrendale neighborhood cleaned up, but there were still more of them helping out than there were folks who live right by it. This is in spite of the fact that flyers were hand-delivered to everyone who lives along the service drive and it was announced repeatedly including on this blog.

Now it's a New Year.

A chance for a gigantic "do-over."

A time to move beyond blaming others.

A time when folks make resolutions and (hopefully) keep them.

With that in mind, please allow me to say this. There won't be a WCO meeting in February because of scheduling problems. The next one will be on Monday, March 5 at 7 p.m. in the Activities Building of Sts. Peter & Paul Church.

I invite and encourage everyone in the neighborhood to stop by. I also invite the dozen or so people who have emailed me privately to say that they used to live in Warrendale and wish us the best to stop by as well. Your input and involvement is welcome even if you no longer call the Warrendale neighborhood home.

If you work the afternoon or evening shift somewhere and can't make it to the meeting, I invite you to send me an email (frank.nemecek [at] gmail.com) and I'll see if I can find a way to get involved that meets your schedule.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

In order to help fight blight, I have just rifled off an e-mail to Terri Lynn Land, who still has a huge election sign on the corner of Warren and Evergreen. I let her know that she is breaking sign ordinace 28-94, and it is bad enough that we have others blighting our community. I also said we should expect that our elected officials should respect the law and not contribute to blight.

Now I know this has nothing to do with hookers, but there was a reference to doing things to be proactive in this area. I also think that instead of just waiting for one day, that we should schedule more than one. My rationale? Not everyone can make it to a clean up day once a year, but there are still lots of folks who want a clean neighborhood. We should have more options to help clean it up. Even though I am on the other side of Southfield, I'd gladly participate. The only reason why I did not this time was I was the only one pulling the tires out of the alley behind the businesses by my house. They are now all back and more :(

DAVID L. MALHALAB said...

HELLO WARRENDALE.....
To rid Warrendale of prostitutes and narcotics..You have to stop the sale of narcotic paraphrenlia.
I spent a lot of time, ticketing
dollar stores, liquor stores and gas stations that sold Crack Pipes
- to local crack heads and visiting crack heads, and prostitutes.
The Wayne Co Sheriff's ticketed
a dollar store at WWarren-Grandville for selling Crack Pipes after, my complaint that they sold Crack Pipes to a 10 year old.
Crack Pipes are small 4" glass tubes with a tiny silk flower inside them or a glass tube that looks like a pen.
Stop the stores..call the police or Wayne Co. Sheriff's..

Anonymous said...

Frank, I would love to get your help. I am a police officer at the nw dist. working special operations. If you or anyone in waco wants to report dope houses to me then come and meet me at the nw dist. at 7pm and tell the desk you have come in to see plainclothes officers "psycho" and "crazy" and we'll talk.