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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.
An innovation district consciously creates cross-pollination among start-ups, existing businesses, and higher ed, while featuring attractive employee amenities.
Visitor Question: I found out after I closed on my house that it is in a zone for redevelopment. It was never disclosed. Do I have any recourse? I never
Visitor Question: My mom, Edith Metzger Booser, organized a team in Middletown PA which succeeded in changing a junk yard into a lovely high-rise apartment
Visitor Question: Our planned community had a land owner who filed for plats and recorded covenants and restrictions that govern the property. This happened