Meeting Dates for Sring 2013:
Date: Location: Time:
May 7th Marina Vista Elementary 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
50 East 8th Street ~ Multi-purpose Room
June 1st Highlands Ranch Park 10:00- Noon
Rangewood Drive - Gazebo
The Neighborhood Improvement Team is comprised of City staff representing various departments dedicated to improving neighborhoods.
Mission Statement: Create partnerships with resident to improve the quality of life in our community by identifying and applying resources in response to neighborhood concerns.
NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENT TEAM (NIT) OVERVIEW
In January 2004, the City started an aggressive campaign to improve the communities’ impression of the City and City government while at the same time improving the quality of life in targeted neighborhoods. The result was the creation of Pittsburg’s Neighborhood Improvement Team (NIT). The NIT holds neighborhood meetings throughout the City, listens and documents citizen’s issues/concerns.
Departments which once tried to individually respond to neighborhood issues, now work together, coordinating resources to solve these issues and concerns in a more effective manner to produce noticeable results. The coordination and dedication of all these resources, especially staff time, is used to effect permanent, positive change in the various neighborhoods around the City.
From neighborhood clean-ups to fencing and street tree programs, the NIT has delivered amazing results since its inception. The program has increased citizen responsibility, enhanced neighborhood pride and has improved community relations and involvement throughout the City. The NIT embarked on many successful projects/programs that were all established based on residents concerns and priorities.
The NIT concept is about partnership between the City and its citizen. It is based on the belief that we can do better job by engaging citizens in developing priorities and solutions.
Goals of the NIT:
• To provide the neighborhoods with the tools and resources to address the neighborhoods’ concerns and issues.
• To focus responses by City departments’ to neighborhood problems and requests for assistance.
• To educate residents about the organizational structure of the City and its services, resources and procedures.
• To ensure that limited City resources are directed to the highest priorities of the neighborhoods.
• To empower residents to take responsibility for solving concerns in their neighborhoods.
• To encourage neighborhood pride.
Last updated: 5/3/2013 9:01:36 AM