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Jun-17     On Target

Neighborhood Engagement

06/17/2013 – 12/31/2019

By 2019, 50% of identified neighborhoods, who in 2013 did not have organized groups, will have organized neighborhood associations, HOA's, Councils or other leadership/engagement groups with whom the City can liaison

Description

This strategic result focuses on the creation of liaisons within neighborhoods in an effort to increase communication lines between the City and its citizens.

Our approach to this was to map the area with an organized groups in 2013. We then calculate the households in the unorganized area and based the strategic result and its tracking on 50% of that number.

The wording of the result could have been better. The word "identified" creates some confusion. Everyone lives in a neighborhood. Some have a stronger sense of identity while others don't. We work with groups to establish their boundaries, goals and leadership. Once this is done, that becomes the basis for mapping those areas and showing how we are making progress toward the result.

Data Source: Data is gathered utilizing a GIS map of organized neighborhoods in 2013. Each year a new map is created and compared to the original to note the percent change.

 

Significance

Strong neighborhoods are vital to the success of the city. Organized neighborhoods have a higher ability to rebound from disasters and help neighbors in need.

City Council and City staff understand the importance of creating and implementing open lines of communication with citizens. Establishing neighborhood liaisons provides a solid conduit for ongoing communication.

 

Milestones

 

Complete 
Create Neighborhood Engagement Team 

 

Complete 
By January 2015, communication tools including a calendar and group email will be implemented. 

 

Complete 
Combine Neighborhood Engagement and Public Safety databases 

 

Complete 
Neighborhood Engagement and Police Department work to resolve neighborhood database issues. 

 

Complete 
By March 2015, the team will develop a comprehensive contact list to serve as the baseline for updates. The list will be used by all City departments. 

 

Complete 
Create GIS map to identify neighborhoods 

 

On Target 
Identify methods to engage neighborhoods that are not organized 

 

Complete 
Identify neighborhoods that are not organized 

 

Complete 
Develop database for neighborhood contact(s) 

 

Complete 
By July 2015, Neighborhoods needing representation are identified. 

 

Complete 
Investigate micro events/festivals focused on neighborhoods 

 

On Target 
Create tracking system for neighborhoods organized since Council Strategic Result