06/17/2013 – 12/31/2019
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.
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.