Given the competitive application process for the Safe Routes To School funding process, Yamabe & Horn leveraged their experience of being on the scoring committee for that funding source in the past to strike the ideal balance between asking for too much and being denied, versus asking for too little and leaving significant funding on the table that could otherwise help the City.
Once funding was secured, Yamabe & Horn facilitated resident engagement with meetings at City Hall as well as letters to the residents along the improved sections. They provided the letters in Spanish as well to serve part of the community that didn’t speak English as their primary language. Yamabe & Horn even fielded calls from residents, providing Spanish speaking staff when needed to meet their needs.
During this interaction with the residents they were able to work around encroachments, existing structures, and also facilitate special requests from a handful of residents that wanted approach ramps added to their property off the alley or side street.
Yamabe & Horn also factored in repavement of the roads the following summer when school was out to complete the street improvement.