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Visitor Question: What are the signs of neighborhood decline? I have been in a nice enough neighborhood for about 25 years. My next door neighbor has been
Many people think racial equity and community development are already well linked; this page points out 7 areas where the relationship should be stronger.
Visitor Question: Can Planning Commissioners legally reference the General Plan as a basis for their decisions on a conditional use permit? Editors Reply:
Visitor Question: A commercial tree company has filed for a special exception next door to me in our rural residential town. It would be completely out
Community engagement and public participation for city planning processes may include meetings, open houses, charrettes, surveys, focus groups, and more.
Visitor Question: Is there any code enforcement in rural areas? I'm tired of living around junked cars, rusting machinery, old couches on the front porch,
Community anti drug coalitions encompass representatives from prevention organizations, education, law enforcement, business, and others. Learn how one works.
Visitor Question: What is the difference between open space and a nature preserve? We have what the neighbors call a preserve behind our house. It is just
Visitor Question: We purchased a one acre home lot. In our deed it states no fence across the 20' pipeline easement on the back of my property. If a 20'
Visitor Question: Should Planning Commissions ignore deed restrictions, since they are agreements between private properties and the Town Government is
Alley clean up improves safety for curious kids and for cars that might be driving through. It also reduces problem animals, vegetation, break-ins and graffiti.
Visitor Question: I live in a deed restricted neighborhood. In Florida what is the lowest percentage of owners needed to extend the restrictions? Ours
Visitor Question: We just received a warning to stop doing short term rentals. To cut a long story short, my husband was involved in a bad accident a few
A night mayor is a city or downtown association employee who improves both the employment and recreational aspects of a city after dark. We explain advantages.