Yesterday, we looked at 311 data for most of the city’s North neighborhoods. Today, we’re going to look at two separate sets of data: Downtown; South End, South West, South Meadows, South Green, and Sheldon/Charter Oak neighborhoods.
Downtown is a creature unto itself. There are only 31 active 311 cases for downtown, and many were issued by the same person. What’s interesting about the downtown data is what’s not on the list: parking. Since there are items listed as “active” that were submitted months ago, one would expect that something that is discussed daily as a problem would have appeared on the complaint registry at some point.
The complaints get more diversified and interesting when one adds more people to the mix. In the South End, someone was irritated by a person parking his/her vehicle on the front lawn. Someone had a concern about a traffic island getting mowed. In the South West neighborhood, trees were the top irritant. The South End was split between housing complaints and tree complaints. The South Meadows, which had only a handful of active issues, attracts graffiti, but nowhere near the extent to which Parkville does, or perhaps, nobody cares that it exists in this industrial area. South Green’s largest number of complaints were in reference to housing and streetlights, with tax concerns and bed bugs coming in after. The Sheldon/Charter Oak neighborhood is not labeled accurately on the 311 map– the complaints in this area are either categorized as South Green or not attributed to any neighborhood. At any rate, the Sheldon/Charter Oak neighborhood’s #1 issue is housing, followed by graffiti.