The section of 4th St., South has become increasingly more populated by homeless near the Salvation Army. The people are out on the sidewalks and grassy areas during the day and overnight. The area for many blocks is very littered now. Panhandling is on the rise as well. I was approached by three different people during one visit to Wendy's. It's starting to feel very unsafe. One of the main concerns is that people are crossing the street day and night in the middle of the block. There is no warning to car drivers that these people are going to start crossing in the middle of the block particularly at night. Many are crossing very slowly with carts Cains Walkers or in wheelchairs. This is very concerning and a safety issue. This is also happening a little further south of 22nd Ave. on fourth Street south between the grocery mart and the gas station. Very dangerous for pedestrians and drivers. I have already reported this to nonemergency police as well as the community center in that district. They all suggested that I go through this channel to be heard. In the city work with the salvation army to come up with an innovative response to the needs of these people. Perhaps they can be located with in the property of salvation army and or be paid a small amount to collect litter in the area. Just an idea thank you, kim
It is happening again! There is a pile of garbage and old furniture in front of the house, it has been there for several days and it keeps growing. For last two years numerous issues were reported for this location,...…. no actions though!. It seems that rules do not apply to them!
The neighborhoods along fourth street south are in desperate need of more police and City leadership attention. As the downtown area continues to grow, its becoming more evident that the homeless and drug-related groups have moved south to the bust stops, business fronts and parks along fourth street south. With that has come intoxicated people filling the streets, and groups of people trashing these parks. As this is a growing area for St. Pete, this growing problem in the south cannot be overlooked. It has now become one large, free for all party in this area, and residents are avoiding these running paths, biking paths, and park walks altogether. Please put more attention and focus to cleaning up and regulating these areas.
Someone tore the posted no trespassing sign from the ground in the city owned lot near Booker Creek. The sign location is closest to 4th St near the creek. It would be helpful if additional no trespassing signs would be placed in the lot along the creek as well since transients continue to camp near the trees and leave a mess. These trees and brush should be cut back to discourage camping and other illegal activities.