As your District 3 City Councilor…
You can always count on me to answer your call or return call within the same day. I am always listening and always want to learn about issues that are important to you and you neighbors. If you ever have questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to call me.
I am always willing to try to help you and your neighborhood with the issues you may face. Constituent service is a very big part of being your District 3 Councilor. While I do not always have the answers, I almost always know how to try to find them.
I am very proud of the work I have done on your behalf. We have highlighted a few of our recent accomplishments below. Please take a moment to catch up on what progress we have made.
With your help and support we will keep up the good work!
George Russell has worked with District wide Neighborhood Crime Watch groups to make sure all City Departments and staff address the needs of our area.
He advocated to make sure Grafton, Vernon and Union Hills got the Foot Patrols and other Public Safety efforts as other sections of the City received. When Grafton Hill Businesses saw an up tick of robberies George Russell brought State & City Officials as well as Community Police Officers to meet Business Owners at his personal Grafton Hill office to share information and address the problem.
George is working with the City Administration to implement the reconstruction of many streets and sidewalks District wide including the Federally funded Urban renewal program for Union Hill.
He helped secure funding needed to complete the construction of the mostly Federal Funded Visitor’s Center to be constructed in Quinsigamond Village. George helped form a Business Association in Quinsigamond Village and pushed to make the Walmart Way direction signs also show the way to Quinsigamond Village small businesses.
George Russell worked with his colleagues and the City Administration to provide much needed Park upgrades. District 3 Parks have recently received well over 1 million dollars worth of Capital upgrades. Including but not limited to the new Blythewood Playground, the new rectangular field at Greenwood Park, field house construction at Lake Park and much needed corrections at Vernon Park.
George works with Lake Ave Area residents as well as CSX & State Officials to lessen the negative impact of noise from trains and facilities.
George Russell works on College Hill to improve the quality of life for both the neighbors and Holy Cross students.
Vernon Hill and Rice Square Schools has been served well by George’s service actions as a member of their School Councils.
As Chairman of the Committee on Rules, George Russell’s leadership has helped City Government now be more open and easier for Citizens to address the Council. George pushed to hold Big Banks responsible for vacant and abandoned foreclosed houses. He pushed for the City to use Local Banks and stop doing business with Big Banks that do not respect our neighborhoods.
It is easier for small businesses to grow and hire more employees now. George was the lead Council sponsor to change the Outdoor Dining Rules so restaurants can serve outside no matter what time off the year it is as long as weather is good. He was also lead sponsor to restructure parking lot approvals to cut some “red tape.” He also lead the effort to restore a property owner’s rights to place political signs on their property as they see fit.
George Russell stands up for businesses and residents who seek fair real estate assessments.
George Russell stood up to interest groups from the Left as they sought the Council’s endorsement to raise taxes. And he also stood up to other interest groups from the Right when they sought to continue unfair advantage at the expense of the City on the Government TV Channel.