The latch on the playground gate is broken. It is important that parents can secure the gate so their children don't run into the street. It is also important that cats cannot get in to use the sand as a litter box. Cat feces can spread toxoplasmosis which is a danger to pregnant mothers and unborn babies.
Roof on play structure at Sabine Avenue children's play area had hole in it large enough to trap a child's head. There are protruding nails on the corner of the roof. The interior under the roof has deteriorating plywood that could give a severe splinter to a child.
Parking enforcement is wholly inconsistent and unfair on Forrest. We have a number of babysitters who come on different days and I can't possibly register each of their plates for the visitor "pass", each time they come. Instead, I give them a paper notice to place on their dashboard to alert the officer. Up until last week, no sitter had ever been ticketed and so I assumed this method was working. Now that a ticket was issued last week, I went to the borough office to inquire and get the ticket reversed assuming that residents get exceptions/understanding. The opposite applied. Point is - if ticketing enforcement was consistent (and "systematic" as I was told) then our sitters would have received a ticket a long time ago. It's completely unfair that downtown visitors, yoga students, train commuters get to park in front of my house (all day illegally, ticket or no ticket) and I have to park at the middle to the end of the street with two toddlers and groceries/bags. And now, I have to pay my babysitters' tickets. Either enforce the parking laws or refund my ticket out of principle.