Hillside Historic District, Waterbury, Connecticut    Neighborhood Revitalization Zone Strategic Plan
as filed with the City of Waterbury - the State of Connecticut 1997

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INTRODUCTION

ECONOMIC DEV

EDUCATION

HEALTH

HOUSING

PUBLIC SAFETY

RECREATION

SOCIAL SERVICES

TRANSPORTATION

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Section Six
PUBLIC SAFETY

Richard O'Neal, Chairperson

 

OBJECTIVE #1
Install, upgrade and maintain sidewalks and lighting reflective of an historic district

ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN:

  1. Identify problem areas targeted for installation and maintenance
  2. Encourage homeowners to improve outside lighting

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OBJECTIVE #2
Reduce crime in the neighborhood, including addressing quality of life issues
(see Health-objective 4)

ACTION TO BE TAKEN:

  1. Increase bike/foot/cruiser patrol
  2. Improved response time for class A,B and C felonies
  3. Strategically located sub-station
  4. Request creation of an anti-prostitution police team which will conduct periodic sting operations to arrest prostitutes and johns; include confiscation of john's motor vehicle; devise means that send a clear message to john's (through the media) to stay out of Hillside in particular and Waterbury in general.
  5. Increase pressure by police on all questionable behavior, even misdemeanors and minor infractions
  6. Request periodic speed traps on Willow, Kellogg, Hillside, Pine and Woodlawn Terrace.

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OBJECTIVE #3
Have City departments, including Police, Health, Fire, Animal Control, Zoning and Refuse, act in a manner to address neighborhood public safety issues

ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN:

  1. Encourage enforcement of existing regulations
  2. Request Mayor's office and Board of Aldermen to direct City departments be responsive to neighborhood concerns

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