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1 Strategic Plan ACCOMPLISHMENTS Goal 2: Nurture and Promote Vital, Vibrant Neighborhoods January 24, 2008.

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1 1 Strategic Plan ACCOMPLISHMENTS Goal 2: Nurture and Promote Vital, Vibrant Neighborhoods January 24, 2008

2 2 Goal #2 Team Members Building Services Casey Tate Chamber of Commerce Don Williams, John Bonnot, Chris Wallace City Attorneys Office Charles Anderson, Brenda McDonald, Michele Ritter City Managers Office Michele Ritter Code Enforcement Teresa Adrian, Guy Henry, John Perkins, Terri Ramirez, Sonia Almaguer, Carlos Branch, Lukas Kratochvil, Rick Hose, Priscilla Gonzalez, Shareen Altum, Mike Edwards, Luz Zavala, Roger Caddell, Mariana Mayberry, Linda Mireider, Darrell Hammond, Chris Emery, Boyd Hansbro, Qaasim An-Noor, Donna Egans, Wanda Pratt, Lawrence Crow Corporate Communications Laurie Kunke, Susan Rose, Talia Dancer Fire Dana Lubke Housing and Human Services Vivian Ballou, Vicki Ebner Information Technology Hong Sae, Anthony McCann Municipal Court David Galvan Planning & Inspections Gary Miller, Kevin Kass, Steve Reed Police Larry Boyd, Terry Zettle, Ronald Ramsey, Monica Keely Public Works Jim Cline, Todd Reck, Dan Vedral

3 3 Goal #2 Team Members

4 4 Strengthened Code Enforcement Initiatives Stricter enforcement enhances quality of life –increased voluntary compliance –more frequent issuance of citations –Parking enforcement cycle time reduced from 14 to 2 days –elevated legal process Code Enforcement placed under Police Department

5 5 Improved Multifamily Standards Emphasis on high-risk properties –apartment owners accountable for substandard housing –two inspectors focused on multifamily violations –strengthened collection of delinquent water accounts –revoked certificates of occupancy Success Stories –Villa Martinique –Chivas Square –Kings Manor

6 6 Villa Martinique

7 7

8 8 Improved Corridor Aesthetics Increased inspection on main corridors south of State Highway 183 –Story Road (Rock Island to Pioneer) –Irving Blvd (Nursery to Irving Heights) –Belt Line Road (Rock Island to Shady Grove) Focus –non-compliant signs –non-compliant tire shops –outdoor storage Demolition of 3 substandard corridor properties

9 9 Increased Staff and Process Efficiency Wireless laptops –improved field productivity –increased field time Buildings and Standards process improvement –streamlined process and improved information tracking –related minimum housing ordinance is under development –case preparation refined Mowing Lien Process Streamlined –electronic filing –eliminated non-value added steps

10 10 Austin Heights Neighborhood Enhancement Project 1.Community engagement training held 2.Neighborhood assessment conducted 3.Identified residents major concerns 4.Neighborhood association formed 5.Trash cleanup day held

11 11 Austin Heights Team Members Building Services Casey Tate, Terry Read City Attorneys Office Charles Anderson, Brenda McDonald City Managers Office Paul Gooch Code Enforcement Teresa Adrian, Guy Henry, Sonia Almaguer, Carlos Branch, Sonja Clay, Donna Eagans, Lukas Kratochvil, David Mallette Corporate Communications Laurie Kunke, Susan Rose, Talia Dancer Customer Service Pat Nicks Economic Development David Leininger Fire Mario Molina, Dana Lubke Housing and Human Services Vivian Ballou, Vicki Ebner, Lou Cabello, Galen Price Information Technology Hong Sae, DeLiza Trevino Planning & Inspections Gary Miller, Kevin Kass, Troy Wynne Police Larry Boyd, David Coulon, Bruce Jolley, Darlene Jenkins Public Works Jim Cline, Bob Chapman, Dan Vedral, Wayne Lee, Tim Taylor, Chris Collier, David Cardenas, Shirley Smith, Doug Janeway, Denis Perez Solid Waste Services Carlos Navaez

12 12 Austin Heights Team Members

13 13 Austin Heights Neighborhood Enhancement Project Neighborhood Action Plan: Drainage and sidewalk improvements included in current bond package Parking and traffic control signs are being added Residents are being encouraged and assisted in reporting code violations Driveway enhancement program under development Neighborhood crime watch being formed English St. road improvements start in February

14 14 Strengthened Neighborhoods & Partnerships Eight neighborhood associations formed: –Meadow Lark Neighborhood Association (93 homes); –Austin Heights Neighborhood Association (400 homes) –Historic Hospital District (300 homes) –Northwest Place Neighborhood Association (94 homes) –Lakeside Landing Phase II Homeowners Association (54 homes) –Villas at Towne Lake Homeowners Association (32 homes) –Colby Court Homeowners Association (18 homes) –Nichols Way Neighborhood Association (481 homes)

15 15 Provided homeownership initiatives and improved quality of life Addressed hazardous living conditions Rehabilitated 50 owner-occupied housing units (Oct – Dec. 2007) Provided homeownership opportunities Used HOME and ADDI funds to provide home ownership opportunities to 35 households (Oct – Dec. 2007) Two new homes were completed by the Irving Finance Housing Corporation Provided homeowner assistance Assisted 1,071 persons through CDBG and ESG human service agencies (Oct – Dec. 2007)


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