In 2016, Mayor Greg Fischer's Building Our Blocks (BOB) was created as a response to systemic neighborhood challenges in Louisville. BOB brings together Louisville Metro agencies with community leaders and organizations in an effort to help keep neighborhoods clean, green and safe – one block at a time.
Since its inception, the program has served many Louisville Metro neighborhoods with over 700 citizen engagements. Building upon a successful 2017, BOB is continuing its unique and personalized way of engagement and on-the-spot service delivery. This year, coupled with all of the synergy happening around Vision Russell, community improvements and economic development, BOB is focusing its efforts in the Russell neighborhood.
BOB brings together Louisville Metro Government agencies with community leaders and partner organizations to take steps to minimize blight, deter crime, beautify neighborhoods and build hope – one block at a time. BOB partners lend their time and resources to connect directly with residents to strengthen community engagement and provide on-the-spot services during the event.
In 2018, the Building Our Blocks team will visits Russell four times including:
|Codes & Regulations||remove graffiti, mow and board vacant properties|
|Economic Development||small business consultation|
|Louisville Free Public Library||sign up ressidents for library cards, provide information on Cultural Passes and summer reading|
|Louisville Gas & Electric||repair street lights|
|Louisville Metro Animal Services||provide spay and neuter vouchers|
|Louisville Metro Police Department||check home security, listen to residents concerns|
|Louisville Water Company||check lead levels in water, test toilet leaks|
|MetroCall||sign residents up for street sweeping and junk pick up alerts|
|Office of Housing & Community Development||assess homes for repair and lead safe programs|
|Office of Performance Improvement & Innovation||provide sign ups for low cost Internet|
|Park DuValle Health Clinic||provide blood pressure and glucose screenings|
|Public Works||collect recyclables, remove junk and debris|
|Resilience & Community Services||sign up residents for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program|