Residents in one Knoxville neighborhood met with the mayor and other city leaders Monday to talk about their goals, concerns and ideas to better improve their neighborhood.
North Knoxville residents met with city officials at Belle Morris Elementary as part of a series called Mayor's Neighborhood Connections.
Mayor Madeline Rogero said they addressed several concerns, including blighted properties, speeding issues and crime.
The mayor says these meetings are beneficial for both the city and residents.
"It's important, first of all, for us to hear. For all my department heads, my leadership team to hear first-hand from the people who are impacted from the neighborhood to hear what those issues are. And it's important for the neighbors to hear that we care and that we understand the problem, that we're working on the problem," she said.
Any neighborhood groups interested in requesting a Neighborhood Connections meeting with Mayor Rogero and other city leaders can fill out a form on the city's website.