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Nonprofit board development for neighborhoods and communities can improve the capacity of your leaders to work together, produce results, and increase their own inclusiveness and diversity.
Visitor Question: Is it possible to create a deed restriction to allow only veterans or people living with (married to or children of) veterans? Editors
Court monitoring programs allow neighborhood residents to influence sentencing, present impact statements, facilitate wholeness for victims, and increase awareness of the criminal justice system.
Civilian oversight boards can help your city develop and maintain police accountability to residents. Deal with poor policing decisions honestly and transparently to further community faith in the police department.
Visitor Question: What is the main function of the community development? And what does community development program actually do to further develop the
Annexation may be a tool to reduce the likelihood of future blight, to bring zoning and subdivision regulation consistency throughout a growing urban area, and to help control sprawl and random growth. This article includes a sample policy and discussion of resident role.
We pose solutions to neighborhood traffic issues such as bottlenecks, speeding, problem intersections, shortcuts through residential areas, and conflicts with peds and bikes.
Visitor Question: We are a little township still with 3,000 people in Crockett, Ca.94525 (bay area). There is a business name removed in the center of
Visitor Submission and Question: I've been wondering about how our large suburban neighborhood adjacent to a major city could maximize a major donation
Visitor Question: Penn Forest Township is a rural municipality in Carbon County, PA. Two applications were submitted seeking to erect 30+ wind turbines
Visitor Question: I purchased a 1 acre piece of property in west central Georgia on 7/6/2018 through the Property for Sale-Georgia State Properties Commission
Visitor Question: Is a pond fountain required in ponds exceeding a certain depth? Editors Respond: When dealing with a question of this sort, we always
Visitor Question: Do all covenants become void if one covenant is now illegal? The City Council is telling me that since our documents still have the Caucasian
Visitor Question: I live in Gulf Gate, Sarasota. After living in this neighborhood and the same house for 20 years we decided to replace an old 4 foot
Visitor Question: I live in a good size travel trailer outside of the city limits at the end of a privately owned dirt road, out of sight from any type