IMPLEMENT COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS & ENGAGEMENT | Recommendation
The City should organize and host quarterly meetings to bring together the various stakeholders in each reinvestment area. These stakeholders should include representatives from municipal departments, community groups, local institutions, housing nonprofits, and neighborhood residents and property owners. These meetings will provide a forum for all interested parties to receive updates about ongoing reinvestment processes and to assign responsibilities regarding action steps needed to achieve stated goals.
Sample Meeting Agenda
Municipal Update a.
Completed neighborhood renovations
To successfully create champions for change and begin to implement action steps:
Outstanding code compliance cases
• The City must enable cross-departmental collaboration and organize the correct parties to attend meetings and serve as points of contact for designated tasks.
Community Leader Update a.
Recap of community street cleaning
• These meetings must include designated community leaders who are responsible for organizing neighborhood action. While all meetings should be open to the public, there should be formalized avenues where committed neighborhood partners outline the actions they will take at a local level. • Anchor institutions should also be present at ongoing meetings and should be encouraged to identify complementary investments they may be able to make around their campuses, such as pedestrian improvements and street beautification.
Selection of Priority Properties & Programming a. Items for next quarter b. Items for next year Discussion of Potential Funding Sources a. CFGG’s Building Stronger Neighborhoods