Councillor on traffic, safety

2017-04-04 06:03
Ward Councillor Mark Kleinschmidt held his first public meeting for residents of Ward 60 on Wednesday last week. PHOTO: Samantha lee

Ward Councillor Mark Kleinschmidt held his first public meeting for residents of Ward 60 on Wednesday last week. PHOTO: Samantha lee

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Ward 60 councillor Mark Kleinschmidt held a general meeting for residents of his ward on Wednesday last week.

Held at Kenwyn Primary School, the meeting was his first since being elected in August last year.

Kleinschmidt says he held the meeting to introduce himself and to give various local organisations the opportunity to introduce themselves.

He says more than 31 000 people live in the ward of more than 8000 households. The ward includes Lansdowne, Rondebosch East, Kenwyn, Garlandale, Sybrand Park and Crawford.

Kleinschmidt spoke about his key focus areas.

Siyabuleka Mamkeli, Mayco member (Central), also spoke at the meeting and highlighted the importance of working ­together.

He urged residents to contact Kleinschmidt as their first point of call about any matters that concerned the City of Cape Town.

Residents raised concerns about problem buildings, infrastructure and road safety.

Kleinschmidt said the installation of several traffic-calming measures was planned, including a robot to be completed by May this year and speed humps in the area.

These measures, as well as safety and security, are Kleinschmidt’s main priorities moving forward.

He said they were also working on tackling homelessness and cleaning up the bridges at Wetton and Lansdowne stations.

Representatives of the civic associations and neighbourhood watch structures of Sybrand Park, Garlandale, Rondebosch East, Kenwyn and Lansdowne also addressed the residents. Representatives of the police, community police forum, the City’s Law Enforcement also had an opportunity to address the residents.

This was followed by a discussion on the ward allocation budget and ward committee roles and responsibilities.

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