[UHNA] Re: Graffitti in University Heights & RE: University Heights group

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Aileen2,

I have lived in this neighborhood a long time and I don't care to see the
graffitti, no matter how artistic it may be to some people.  Yes, there may
be a place for it on a designated wall in a neighborhood and that is fine if
that is what you want.  I resent having to see residents property in the
neighborhood "tagged" and marked in such fashion.  This so called
"expression" is not welcome. All it does is bring down the character of
where we live and if it is not removed in a timely fashion only brings on
more markings.  People from outside the neighborhood that see this might
think twice about moving here.

I think my concerns are validated with city council.  I also think there is
nothing wrong with having a good time at a party, but not at someone else's
expense in the wee hours of the morning.  It is not acceptable wherever you
live. Thank you.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Aileen2" <aileen@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <uhna@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, May 14, 2005 7:29 PM
Subject: [UHNA] Re: Graffitti in University Heights & RE: University Heights
group


> --- University Hights Neighborhood Association - NET
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>
> I've been trying to keep quiet about the reactions to what is going on
here
> lately but it is against my nature.  Regarding the party last night, the
> music certainly wasn't rap (I sort of resent the inference that it was),
it
> was loud and annoying but more certainly a toga party, the music I heard
was
> straight from the John Belushi movie  "a little bit  louder now"  but
never
> got to the "a little bit softer now"  I couldn't determine where it was
> coming from so didn't call the police but it was just coincidence that I
was
> up at 1:30 and in my front room where I could hear it (on Foulke)  I could
> go to the back room and go to sleep with no problem.  Still unsure where
the
> party was.
> I'm surprised that someone else knows the location of this party and that
it
> is an annual event (I've lived here for 7 years and never heard the party
> before, perhaps because I don't hear outside noises from my bedroom).
This
> sounds like a good discussion for a group meeting to prevent it from
> happening next year, it was REALLY loud (sounded like it was on our street
> and concerned about a new neighbor)
> This is said because I called about a car parked in my driveway for 3-4
days
> prior to me calling the police on 5/5 and had to argue with the cop for 15
> minutes as to why he didn't have time to write a ticket and order a tow
> because it was Cinco de Stratford and he didn't have time. He never did do
> anything but argue with me about how I was a bad neighbor to this car
owner
> with out of state plates.  I also suggested that if the call had
originated
> from the gaslight the car would have been ticketed and towed without
having
> to contact me.
> My gaslight neighbor filed a complaint about a car parked on her street
> Friday and will follow up with her Monday.  I will update as to whether
she
> had to argue with the Officer that shows up or if she even has to talk to
> the Officer.
> I have heard from other neighbors that they are getting the same type
> attitude from local police.  We complain for no reason and should realize
> that we live in an area that should tolerate certain behaviors.  Maybe we
> need to make the media rather than the police aware of this party if the
> majority think it's a burden on the neighborhood.  The media is what made
UC
> finally take responsibility for Cinco de Stratford, UC didn't take
> responsibility to prevent it, nor did the police until the media was
> involved.
> Regarding the "graffitti", I think it's highly unlikely that there are any
> gang members in the area.  It's far more likely that some teenagers or
> pre-teens have a can of spray paint and too much unsupervised time on
their
> hands.  The "tags" aren't gang signs, they are kids that are trying to
> emulate the graffitti artists that sign/tag their art but have no artistic
> capability.  The graffitti artists do some great art (you can see some
> examples by George Fern or at the bottom of ravine, all approved by the
> property owners) then they "tag" (sign) their work.
> The gang members work in an entirely different mode but I don't think this
> neighborhood is getting tagged by gang members.  The stuff that we are
> seeing is just "wannabe" artists, not gang members, as far as I can see.
>
> If someone has different information, I think it would be good to bring
that
> up but I doubt that this area has gangs tagging.  I believe it would be
> better to focus on actual threats because suggesting we have gang members
in
> the neighborhood gives less credibility than we already have in this
> neighborhood.  We all need to focus what are actual threats rather than
> calling the police and city council on unrealistic threats.
>
> I appreciate Therese starting this group and will try in the future to
make
> it to more meetings but, frankly, I didn't think my street was as much
> concern as Riddle.  Therese lives on Riddle so, of course, that has been
her
> focus.  IThen again, why shouldn't it be?
> Aileen
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "esrv.net" <ecereb@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: "Group:, UHNA" <uhna@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Saturday, May 14, 2005 5:38 PM
> Subject: [UHNA] Re: Graffitti in University Heights & RE: University
Heights
> group
>
>
> > --- University Hights Neighborhood Association - NET
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> >
> > At about 2:10 am, I and my wife were also awoken by some rappers yelling
> > as
> > loud as they could over the wall shaking boom, boom, booming.   This
went
> > on
> > until about 2:45.  During this time, my wife and I could not sleep, so
we
> > had a conversation.  It was more like a question and answer session with
> > her
> > posing the questions.
> >
> >
> > As most of you know, my wife is newly arrived from China, about a year
> > ago.
> > Anyway, one of her questions was, "How come the police don't stop this?"
> > I
> > guess, in China one does not mess with the police.
> >
> >
> >
> > Anyway.
> >
> >
> >
> > I would also like to respond to Casey's email.  Yes, I have been lax in
so
> > far as the meetings are concerned.   This is partly because my father
> > would
> > drag me to neighborhood meetings when I was a kid and saw nothing being
> > accomplished.  Also, when I lived in Dayton in two of the historic
> > districts, St Anne's and Sough Park, I did attend a lot of meetings
where
> > I
> > saw excruciating slow progress on issues.   But, I did like These
> > meetings.
> >
> >
> >
> > The reason the historic neighborhood meetings were interesting was: not
> > only
> > did they talk about "The issues", but they also addressed old house
> > restoration and historic preservation.
> >
> >
> >
> > My final point is if we don't go, meet, and team up as a neighborhood,
> > then
> > the city corporation will decide for us.  As you know, the agenda of
city
> > government is all too clear.  All one has to do is look at the results
of
> > the last 30 years, the trends, and the outcomes.
> >
> >
> >
> > You-know, I really love my home.  We love the neighborhood and we love
you
> > the neighbors.  I wish we could stay here until I retire and even then
> > afterwards.  Our house is world class and is paid for.  The idea of
> > pulling
> > up roots and getting a nondescript, paper and balsawood, plastic
covered,
> > cracker box, burb ranch for $250,000 is.well.gut wrenching.
> >
> >
> >
> > Thank you for your time.and we will be at the next meeting.
> >
> >
> >
> > Steve & Pei Lin Staubach
> >
> > www.steves.us <http://www.steves.us/>
> >
> >  _____
> >
> > From: Scullin, Casey [mailto:CScullin@xxxxxxxxx]
> > Sent: Saturday, May 14, 2005 1:21 PM
> > To: <you know who you are>
> >
> >
> >
> > Over the past few months the attendance at the monthly University
Heights
> > Neighborhood Association has dropped.  With everyone leading busy lives,
> > it's understandable that this can happen.  But it could also be that the
> > topics and issues being addressed at the meetings are not of interest
nor
> > meeting the needs of the group or neighborhood.
> >
> >
> >
> > With that said, would you please email Kathy Kessler at
> > Kathy.kessler@xxxxxxxxxx and provide her with feedback as to what you
> > believe are the issues and topics the UHNA group should be addressing.
> > Most
> > often, neighborhood groups focus on quality of life issues such as
litter
> > and safety, but are there some annual events (picnic, yard sale) the
group
> > could also work on?
> >
> >
> >
> > Please drop Kathy an email.  Thanks for your input.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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