There are plenty of resources available to help you and your neighbors build local leadership and improve the livability of your community. Please see the list of internal resources for more information on immediate issues you may be experiencing in your neighborhood. For additional information on capacity building and fostering local leadership within your neighborhood, please see the list of external resources.
|Crime & Safety
||Create a crime watch group with your neighbors.
||First, politely discuss the issue with the offending neighbor or property owner. If the problem persists, contact the Police Department for targeted enforcement. The Police Department will notify the Traffic Division if a permanent solution needs to be considered.
||First, politely discuss the issue with the neighbor or property owner. If the problem persists, contact the Environmental Code Division for targeted enforcement.
|Home in Disrepair
||First, politely discuss the issue with the neighbor or property owner and offer to help correct the problem together. If problems persist, contact the Environmental Code Division. If the repairs are extensive and require attention beyond neighbor-to-neighbor intervention, please contact the Community Services Department to discuss potential assistance options.
|Commercial Property in Disrepair
||Contact the Building Inspections Division for assistance.
|Noise (residential or commercial)
||Contact the Police Department for assistance.
||Contact the Engineering Department for assistance.
|Street or Sidewalks in Disrepair
||Contact the Streets Division.
Interested in learning more about neighborhood improvement and capacity building? You may find the following as helpful resources:
- The Great Neighborhood Book
- For the Love of Cities
- www.nextdoor.com *(Nextdoor is a free and private social network for neighborhoods, which fosters neighbor-to-neighbor and community-wide communication. Residents can use Nextdoor to create private websites for their neighborhoods where they can get to know their neighbors, ask questions, and exchange local advice and recommendations. For example, neighbors use Nextdoor to share information about neighborhood watch and safety issues, local events, school activities, upcoming garage sales, lost pets, and much more.)
- Home Depot Weekly Workshops