District 8 Policies and FAQs
This page contains information about some the things we get the most questions about in District 8. Can't find what you're looking for? Be in touch. We'll be happy to provide you with information or direct you.
Neighborhood Development Funds
Each council district is given funds as part of the Budget to spend on neighborhood projects. There are restrictions on the types of projects that are eligible, and everyone who is interested in applying must submit an application. Because there is always more demand for these funds than there are funds available, groups are highly encouraged to reach out to our office prior to submitting an application. You can access the NDF application at this link.
Streets, Alleys, and Sidewalks
Streets: Want to know if your road is on the 3-year paving schedule? You can find out at this link. This map, put together by Public Works, has an option to view the 3-year paving plan by fiscal year. Paving decisions are based on an index that takes into account metrics about the quality of the road.
Sidewalks: We have a lot of sidewalks in need of repair. Metro Council allocated a record amount of funding in our last budget to help address the backlog, and Public Works has developed a 3-year sidewalk repair plan that you can view below.
Alleys: Right now, there is no money allocated in the Public Works budget for paving alleys. That is why many of our alleys have fallen into disrepair. But, good news! Public works has developed a three year paving plan for alleys using similar criteria that we use to prioritize road paving. Alleys in the worst condition will be repaired first. You can view the status of your alley on this map (make sure to add the "alley" layer in the menu). You can view the three year alley paving plan document below. I believe it's important we take care of our alley infrastructure, and I will continue to prioritize funding for our alleys.
Garbage, Yard Waste, and Recycling
We are so thankful for our Public Works team and the great work they do. The best way to stay up-to-date on schedules, delays, and all things pick-up related is to sign up for the RecycleCoach app. You can learn more about that here. We also recommend that you sign up for Works Week, the Public Works weekly newsletter. You can do that at this link.
If Public Works has missed a pickup (yard waste, garbage, or recycling), you can report that to Metro 311 here. If you don't receive a timely response, please email Councilwoman Armstrong at [email protected]. Please include your address and the date of the missed service in your email.