Opinion: Celebrating the Power of Community Collaboration and Civic Engagement in Woodbury

We’re thrilled to share some fantastic news with our community! Thanks to the community’s unwavering support and active engagement, significant progress has been made in addressing safety concerns at the intersection of Great Lawn and Hallmark in the Woodbury neighborhood.

In response to community feedback and a request submitted last October, the city has re-evaluated the intersection using updated metrics and analysis. We’re pleased to announce that a stop sign, along with additional safety enhancements, has been approved and has now been successfully installed.

This achievement reflects the power of community collaboration. From the local PTA to families across our neighborhood, your voices have been instrumental in advocating for measures to improve safety. Your dedication to our community’s well-being is truly inspiring. 

Read: Woodbury Families’ Requests for Stop Sign at Great Lawn & Hallmark Agendized

Recently, a productive conference call was held with public works official Kerwin Lau, and local community members. During this call, additional safety concerns in other areas were discussed. Despite current staffing challenges, efforts are underway to address these issues, underscoring the department’s commitment to serving our community.

The response from our community has been overwhelmingly positive, and the city has been more engaged and responsive throughout this process. It’s incredibly gratifying to see our concerns acknowledged and appropriate measures taken to enhance safety.

In closing, let’s celebrate the power of community collaboration and civic engagement. Together, we’ve demonstrated that positive change is possible when we unite behind a common goal. Let’s continue working together to create a safer and more vibrant community for all.


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