5th Ward Councilwoman Rhashonna C. Cosby
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I began my first term in January, 2011. As an elected official, I take pride in representing the interest of the 5th ward residents. I truly enjoy speaking with my neighbors about what concerns them and getting their ideas on ways to enhance our quality of life, youth, and senior programs or neighborhood safety.
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January 3, 2017 I am pleased to share my goals as I enter into my third term as the representative from the 5th ward here in Linden.
1. Continue to increase pedestrian and motorist safety in our ward.
~ We have made strides in our ward toward increasing the safety of our roadways. It was important to me that we increase safety and slow speeding traffic near our elementary school and senior and disabled housing complex on Dill Ave. We have seen the installation of the city's first speed hump in this area. Additionally, there are more crosswalks painted near our parks, on Park Ave and Charles St. We also were fortunate to have a flashing stop sign installed at our new four-way stop intersection located at Dill Ave and Adams St. Finally, in 2015 a new sidewalk was installed where there was not one on Mildred Ave, which allows for safe passage for children who walk to and from school. In 2016, we also has a side walk install on Union St to ensure safe pedestrian travels.
2. Continue working with our community partners and members of the governing body who agree that our community's children deserve to have structured and meaningful programs that help to prepare them for their futures as well as developing cultural and civic awareness.
~ In 2014 a study that I lead revealed that there is, indeed a desire for after school programming here in Linden. Working with several members of the community, we are closer than ever, to having programs established in multiple city locations.
3. Continuing to work with my neighbors to address their quality of life concerns and ensure that we get our fair share of street paving, trees planted and sidewalks repaired. I will continue to bring fun, educational and cultural programs to the community through community meetings, cultural programs and annual family nights and BBQ events.
Notable initiatives from my first two terms include:
Authoring legislation requiring background checks for those working with Linden’s youth.
Policy requiring basic skills testing for entry level clerical staff.
Policy requiring public advertisement of all employment opportunities.
Established the City’s Annual Celebration of Black History
Established Recognition of Breast Cancer Survivors
and Linden’s Annual Cancer Awareness Walk
Establishing and facilitating a Hooked On Fish Not on Drugs Program for Linden Children
Recognition for the City of Linden for our Let's Move activities to prevent childhood obesity
Senior in Motion Van From Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Scheduled 2018 Community Events
Please note: All dates, times and locations are subject to change without notice.
I am pleased to share my calendar for 2018 with you all and thank those of you who participated in the 5th ward feedback survey.
*Board of Health will be partnering with me and other special guests to make this series a great success for the city.
- Heart Health Awareness Wednesday, February 7 at LMPC Multi-Purpose Room
- Brain Injury Awareness POSTPONED TO 4/26, 5TH WARD COMMUNITY MEETING, DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER -
ORIGINAL DATE: Wednesday, March 7 at Wilson Pond Field House large room
- Autism Awareness Wednesday, April 4 at JTG Center
- Mental Health Awareness Wednesday, May 2 at 7th Ward Recreation Center
- Men's Health Awareness Wednesday, June 6 at the PAL
- UV Safety Awareness Wednesday, July 11 at 8th Ward Recreation Center
- National Immunization Awareness Wednesday, August 1 at LMPC - Vegan Lifestyle
- Childhood Obesity Prevention Wednesday, September 5 at the Linden Public Library
- Breast Cancer Awareness Wednesday, October 3 Wilson Pond Field House Large Room
- Great American Smoke Out Wednesday, November 14 JTG Center
2018 Black History Program
6pm - 8pm
LMPC Multi-Purpose Room
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Annual Community Cook-Out
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Event time 12pm - 2pm
Annual Cancer Awareness Walk
October Sunday, October 21,2018
Registration - On line
Check in 9 am
Walk/Run 9:30 - 11:30
Annual Santa Event
11 am - 1 pm
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Community Meetings at 1025 John Street 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Meeting Topics will be sent later.
They will be February 22, April 26, June 28, October, 25