The Northern Hills neighborhood, just west of Central Expressway and south of Knox, held its annual meeting today. Often confused with Highland Park, Northern Hills is a lovely neighborhoods of about 65 homes that is currently pursuing Conservation District status. I spoke with the residents here a few years ago about historic preservation, and I’m so happy they’ve gathered neighborhood support for this effort.
At the meeting this afternoon, I and several other District 14 candidates spoke to Northern Hills residents about our stances on various issues. After the candidates spoke, I stayed after to listen to residents’ concerns about crime, recycling, and street maintenance.
Northern Hills has a Crime Watch and an Expanded Neighborhood Patrol paid for by residents. Unfortunately, only half the residents participate and pay for the additional off-duty police patrols. If more residents do not join the Crime Watch soon, the ENP will end this month. Northern Hills’ exceptionally low crime rate is due in large part to the ENP, and I am hopeful that more residents will participate.