The following email and photograph was sent to Mayor Hales by a concerned Emerson School parent on Sept 1st.
It was a grim scene outside Emerson Elementary today for the first day of school. See photo for a sampling. By 9:30am the surrounding North Park Blocks were full of debris, off-leash dogs, marijuana smoke, nudity, aggressive behavior, and public intoxication.
It is unacceptable that students are exposed to this dangerous and unchecked atmosphere. The Park Blocks feel explosive. This is not what any public park should feel like, especially one that is home to 120 elementary students.
Please join me one morning this week as I continue to document the reoccurring unsafe situations. I’ll be there from 8:30am onwards.
Update: The Mayor is coming to walk the North Park blocks Thurs 9/3 at 8am.
2 Replies to “Emerson School Mom To Mayor Hales”
This is a tragic situation. Parents should not have to worry about children in a situation of drug use, vicious dogs, and indecent conduct. We know the Mayor’s office is “working on it” but the voices of parents and the schools need to help drive the solution.
They had it cleared out this morning when he was talking to the press this morning. It would’ve been nice for him to see what it actually looks like on a normal day.