What Would You Improve in Campbell in 2013?

If you could make a New Year's resolution for Campbell, what would it be?


More than 45 percent of Americans make a resolution every year, according to statisticbrain.com. Some people vow to live a healthier lifestyle, others promise to spend more time with family, and many say they will try to save money.

As millions of Americans make resolutions to improve their lives, what could we do right here in Campbell to make it an even better place to live?

Would you bring in more outdoor eateries not only in the downtown but all around the Orchard City? What about beefing up local street sweeping? Or would it be for more community events like Boogie on the Bayou and the Carol of Lights?

What is on your Campbell wish list? What is one thing you would improve in 2013?

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Bethany Curran December 27, 2012 at 06:17 PM
I would go for park maintenance, specifically for the playgrounds. It seems as though the parks themselves get maintained beautifully, but the play structures are often neglected a bit. The playground at Jack Fischer Park has had a broken tunnel for quite some time, as well as a broken "bubble" feature at one end of the playground. Also, the toddler play structure at John D. Morgan needs some attention.
JJosselyn December 27, 2012 at 07:33 PM
I would love to see the community center staff (parks reservations, parks use) work closer with the community center neighborhood group. There is so much activity in and around the community center now and it really affects the neighbors who live close by. It would be nice to have a dialog about some of the issues affecting neighborhood residents as a result of the ongoing CC use and events.
Kirby Wood December 27, 2012 at 10:20 PM
The streets in Campbell are full of potholes; particularly rough is Hacienda Avenue between Winchester and San Tomas Aquino Rd.
Lynn December 28, 2012 at 05:01 AM
I think I would make the classes in Campbell Community center more affordable for seniors on very little income. I can't take the classes because they are too expensive.
Laurie December 28, 2012 at 06:00 AM
A more traditional voice for the deep-rooted values of the area would improve Campbell in 2013 and beyond...
Heidi December 28, 2012 at 06:55 AM
I think pruning street lined trees would beautify the city. Overgrown trees that are just flat-topped to make room for power lines are not very flattering. Also, LED street lights are brighter and energy efficient.
Jennifer Aza Allan December 28, 2012 at 06:56 AM
A small grocery store with deli (for additional revenue) in downtown. There are a lot of residents in the area that try to walk to most places after work and on the weekends. Having to get in a car and drive to TJ's, WF's or Safeway is kinda a drag. Residents and others would LOVE a grocery store downtown. Also, the crosswalk at Milton and Campbell Ave, should have a flashing light when someone wants to cross. It is dark and people drive very fast. Additionally, Grant and 1st should have a four way stop right by the police station.
Sheryl Lam December 28, 2012 at 04:49 PM
City wide composting. I've written to the city about it and they told me to do it myself, but I failed miserably.
Dakota N. December 28, 2012 at 10:46 PM
I think this deserves some clarification.
Cynthia Bojorquez December 29, 2012 at 12:59 AM
We'd welcome the opportunity to work with our neighbors. If you'd like to send me an email and/or contact information, I'd be happy to set something up. Cynthia Bojorquez, Recreation and Community Services Director email: cynthiab@cityofcampbell.com; 408.866.2106. We are closed for the holidays but will return on January 2.
cynthiab December 31, 2012 at 07:44 PM
Lynn, did you know we offer scholarships for seniors who may need them? Please contact our offices at 408.866.2146 after the new year and let's see what we can do for you!


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