As individual residents, we lack the financial resources and political clout to have a real voice in determining the future of our neighborhoods. But together, we can occupy a seat at the table with property and business owners, developers, planners, and government officials at the earliest stage of projects to present novel ideas, build consensus, and achieve compromise.
Open a new dialogue that explores a range of solutions to urban challenges. We will regularly update members about pending neighborhood projects, and we will organize public forums to exchange news and views.
Strive to ensure that laws are obeyed and enforced. We will call on elected officials and municipal agencies to be transparent in all their dealings and accountable to all their constituents.
Seek to foster membership diversity through outreach to underrepresented groups.
Help K-12 students prepare for their roles as future neighborhood leaders.