Our City assets that make up our neighborhoods — our parks, our libraries, our schools, our streets — need the attention of a new administration. Keney Park and Pope Park are Hartford gems but they haven’t received focus or attention like Bushnell or Elizabeth Park.
A McGee administration will change that equation and make sure city resources and available grants are better coordinated with the park conservancy and user groups so that residents can better enjoy the benefits of the gifts left to them from a prior generation.
One of the rare hallmarks of Hartford is the number of public parks and branch libraries we have in our neighborhoods, as compared to cities nationwide. We need to work harder on funding and celebrating them because a healthy park or branch library is the sign of a healthy neighborhood.
Libraries are critical to enhancing education, a means to obtaining better computing skills for jobs, exposing our minds and ears to new videos or audio programming, or feeding our souls with the knowledge of a new craft or hobby.
And finally — what about the health of Hartford’s streets? Have you noticed there are more potholes and more impassable neighborhood streets than ever before in Hartford? A McGee administration will make improving, repairing and replacing our city streets a priority. Streets are another class of public assets that Hartford has wrongly ignored until now.
Parks, libraries, schools, streets. Our City assets that need our attention and support.