District 7 Walking Tour 2017 Councilman Howard Shook to Walk His Entire District to Compile his Latest Municipal Fixit List
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July 5, 2017
District 7 Walking Tour 2017
Councilman Howard Shook to Walk His Entire District to Compile his Latest Municipal Fixit List
ATLANTA –Atlanta Councilman Howard Shook has announced that he will walk every street in his Buckhead district to personally compile the ultimate municipal fixit list. Shook will note of cracked sidewalks, potholes, sinkholes, collapsed storm drains, open water meter lids, missing signs, steel plates, and damaged curbing among other city infrastructure issues.
“The city often relies on consultants to rate and prioritize various conditions, and experience shows that some of the results raise questions about how projects are prioritized,” Shook said. “I need to know that every dollar is going where it should.”
He will email a photograph and the location of each problem directly to the commissioner of the appropriate department and use a spreadsheet to track the progress—or lack thereof—in correcting the problems.
This is not the first time Shook has compiled a fix it list for his district. In 2010, he logged over 32 miles walking each of the 258 streets in District 7.
“Except for the occasional copperhead, it was a very useful and gratifying experience,” he said. “I’m excited about doing it again.”