It appears we have a high concentration of sex-offenders, prostitutes, drug-users and alcoholics living in the old, dilapidated mobile home parks along and slightly behind Clw-Largo Road. Can the city offer incentives to redevelopment of these businesses somehow? Take a drive between 8th Ave. North and Rosery Road and count the prostitutes and drunks on any given day. Planting more flowers and installing better signage won't clean up the slums that exist in downtown Largo. Want to create a more vibrant, business-friendly and safe community? Get rid of the mobile home parks downtown.
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The magnitude of 50 mph+ speeders and cut through traffic on Adrian Avenue is beyond dangerous. We DO NOT see any extra patrols despite numerous requests from several residents. The obnoxious Boom Boom bass cars is downright a noise violation and after reading the statutes IS a reason to pull them over.
The "Stealth" radar which the PD will not tell us where is placed is overdue for another one, but at a different location than what they have been using. My neighbor and I have offered our properties which are in an appropriate location to place the device for an actual ACCURATE calculation of speed.
We have requested speed tables and were told there is no plan on installing any on Adrian Avenue or other nearby streets incurring the same issues. Enough is enough.
The street is pitch black at night, regardless of the LED bulb being installed on the one and only tree covered streetlight located about 6 houses down from our area. Without homeowner expensed lights on, it's literally pitch black. Walking is dangerous and overall given the number of break ins and burglaries.... DANGEROUS.
We've been asking for more streetlights and speed tables since 2011 and have been denied each time. The LPD has commented that streetlights are needed on Adrian Avenue. Perhaps the Commission, City Manager, and Engineers should take a ride down Adrian Ave on a Friday night, sit and stay a while to witness what happens on this Block. Only then will you see what you cannot seen to see.
The only thing I have encountered in SW Largo in the "City of Progress"; Progressing BACKWARDS. Crime is up, MVAs are up, open air drug deals continue and it's a drag strip at times. We need to see progress SOON. The city of Largo has treated SW Largo as a redheaded stepchild for too long.
How do I get speed bumps installed in my neighborhood. Especially near the bike trail exit to taylor lake park? People speed to fast and hitting a bicyclist is serious potential danger.
More Code Officers are needed. Neighborhoods are going downhill from lack of Code Enforcement.
Please put some kind of sound barrier up at the Highland Recreation Center Aquatic center, (or perhaps physically put the speakers lower on the poles) the sound from the speakers at the pool is extremely loud and the noise trajectory is directly at the neighboring "community" homes that live near-by. We have asked ever since the recreation center was built but still no one has addressed it. Even Largo Police have said something should be done. PLEASE address this issue. Thank you.
I would like to see some of the alley's that are not paved and used by commercial vehicles (behind Class Appliance) paved and the roads that are not paved be paved.
This site is great! I'm excited to see how the City uses it and I hope it engages Largo residents!
I'm very concerned about the fact that they do not have a crossing guard at the Eastbay Dr. & Seminole Blvd. for Largo high school students however the have one at small light in front of school and it is under construction so main foot traffic doesnt use that anymore during all construction my daughter rides her bike to school as that is the biggest and unsafe intersection with turn arrows. andyet they do have one there for Largo middle school about 8am
By encouragement and incentives Largo has lead the way in the area for its recycling initiative, but it lacks in it's solar use. It baffles me that with all the sun we get down here that there are so few solar panels, especially on our public, parks, and city buildings. During a time of cut backs and financial struggle why is it that very little is being done to use a free over abundant energy source. Since Largo seems to be ahead of the curve in green initiatives in the county why don't we go all out and lead in the green energy saving field as well.
We have residents, some tenants, that have need of financial assistance towards the restoration of their homes and/or properties, especially in the way of retired persons mobile homes. Some of the people have become handicapped as the result of old age or serious car accidents, etc., that can no longer do the heavy lifting that property maintenance requires and no longer have the income necessary to hire others to do the work. The city has the equipment to facilitate property care and not at the outrageous, punitive prices that is assessed towards owners of neglected properties. In one case that I am trying to help out at the present, a lady used the last of her savings to purchase a small mobile home in a local MHP under the assumption that all it needed was some aesthetics. She was sold a lemon. She needs about $2500 in materials alone just to fix the cover-ups that the former owner used to cover up the damages and sell her the property. The trailer is borderline condemnable. This program is not for those who are obviously able to take care of themselves or make up for the shortcomings of their landlords. The program is to elevate the quality of life for the lower income residents, (exclusive of the freeloaders), and the overall aesthetic appearance of the city no matter where you go in it. Such a program would also elevate property values and protect home owner investments by not allowing neighborhoods to run down. It is an investment in community. Referrals could be made by social workers or contractors that stumble upon hardship cases or other Good Samaritans who become aware of somebody's hardships. Part of community policing is improving properties so as to discourage the inviting appearance of run down neighborhoods to the criminal elements of the community. Up kept properties entice community involvement and community pride and increase revenues for the community.