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What are the 5 main problems in your community? What are the 5 things you like best about your community?

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Mine: Mountain Home, AR

5 Problems:
Drugs
Jobs for younger generation
Public Transportation (none)
High Poverty
Affordable Housing

5 positives:
Breathtaking scenery
Wonderful schools
friendly community who "pulls together"
College in town
small city and country life combined

 
Kword

Asked by Kword at 11:30 AM on May. 15, 2013 in Just for Fun

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Answers (8)
  • Brighton, CO

    5 Main Problems
    1. Affordable housing is difficult to find.
    2. Highest sales tax in the state.
    3. Racial tensions, mostly between Caucasians and Hispanics.
    4. Gangs are starting to come to the area, although it's in the early stages.
    5. City council wants to grow the town but also keep it small and conservative, goals are conflicting.

    5 Positives
    1. Still has the "small town" feel with many people knowing each other.
    2. Good parades, Christmas and cultural events, fairs, etc.
    3. State-of-the-art rec center, parks, bike trails built from Colorado Lottery funds.
    4. Very good hospital, good schools.
    5. Coorfl local history.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 12:35 PM on May. 15, 2013

  • Community I'll have to think about...
    "Town" well they decided to do construction on BOTH SIDES of the main bridge as well as the main road leading TO the bridge and the major side roads ALL AT THE SAME TIME. (what usually has 4 ways to get on to the bridge or the main side roads now has 1 So needless to say there have been more accidents and backed up traffic lately due to the Awesome planning of the transportation committee
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 11:57 AM on May. 15, 2013

  • Cedar Falls, IA

    5 Main problems
    1. Crime trickling over from Waterloo.
    2. Housing shortage
    3. Housing is expensive for the Midwest
    4. Roads are terrible
    5. Public schools are slipping

    5 Great things
    1. Very low crime
    2. Low unemployment
    3. Tons of biking trails I believe there are over 68 miles and this is a very small community
    4. Great Catholic school in the area
    5. Love the Community Main Street events and summer so much to do.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:00 PM on May. 15, 2013

  • My community's problem is they protect the criminal more then the people. There has been countless reports lately of people who were recently released from jail because they posted a very small bond for rape, attempted murder, drugs, a lot of violent crimes only to get out and hurt another person only to be released again shortly after.
    This man was caught red handed raping a woman, the police caught him and he's bail was $10,000 meaning he only had to pay $1000 of it. He posted it and took off and raped and nearly killed a woman.
    Another case a man kidnapped, beat and raped his girlfriend, he got a low bail as well and he posted it only to locate her and kill her and himself.
    LostSoul88

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 12:15 PM on May. 15, 2013

  • I live in a huge city but have managed to live in a small community
    Best things
    Not many businesses
    No crime
    Houses are owned not rented
    great schools
    Great public transportation
    Bad things
    not enough cross walks
    people keep to them selves
    needs more community centres
    lots of dog shit
    not many English speakers
    pinkparcel

    Answer by pinkparcel at 12:27 PM on May. 15, 2013

  • Problems:
    -Horrible drivers
    -Dumbass, bored teenagers
    -Drugs from what I've heard but that was also a "problem" in the upscale neighborhood we moved from and we haven't had any problems
    -BUGS and HEAT (but that's just nature in the country I suppose)
    -Kinda far from most things in the city (and there's no Chiptole.....)

    Positives:
    -Affordable for So Cal
    -Beautiful scenery, views, parks, etc.
    -Rural, but everything you need close by (except Chipotle)
    -Close enough to the city for commuting to work
    -Really nice, humble people (for the most part)

    maecntpntz219

    Answer by maecntpntz219 at 1:36 PM on May. 15, 2013

  • Wow, LostSoul. Sounds like the law system there needs an overhaul for sure.
    Kword

    Comment by Kword (original poster) at 12:20 PM on May. 15, 2013

  • I think it's interesting that some of the things that some list as downfalls, others list as plusses. lol
    Kword

    Comment by Kword (original poster) at 11:41 PM on May. 15, 2013

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