As someone who lives up in Walnut Crossing a good half hour drive from the hazardous waste disposal site, we find our neighborhood reluctant to haul down there for a few batteries or a can of old motor oil. While we are trying to pool efforts, it would be REALLY HELPFUL if we could have some haz waste drop off points perhaps at fire stations. All it would need be is a small garden shed where things can accumulate for a couple of weeks and then be delivered to the main facility. I would volunteer to drive the material, but having a place to accumulate it legally is a bottleneck that only the city can help with.
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This site is brand new and already feels cluttered because the laundry list of ideas is so random. The splash page should allow you to focus on looking at/posting ideas within some broad categories such as "City Services" "Transportation" "Parks and Rec" "Business/Development" etc. so one does not have to wade through hundreds of themes that may be of no interest.
Studies upon studies have shown harmful effects fluroide has on human brains. In fact, 18 human studies from China, India, Iran, and Mexico finding elevated levels of fluoride exposure to be associated with IQ deficits in children. Fluoride's impact on IQ is exacerbated among children with low-iodineexposure. Several recent studies have found that even adult exposures to fluoride may result in central nervous system disturbances, particularly among industrial workers. (source: http://www.fluoridealert.org/health/brain/) It is time for the City of Austin to act to protect us from this toxic chemical that was purposedly added to our drinking water.
To get a real idea of how visitors to the this website feel about the suggestions, there should also be a button to vote against.
Currently it's a long way between the water fountain near Lakeshore and Riverside and the next fountain at Pleasant Valley and Canterbury Street. At least one more fountain at Lakeshore and Pleasant Valley would be nice.