Community Building Policy
Plano will pursue community building efforts and initiatives and provide the tools needed to strengthen community cohesion and sense of belonging among residents.
Develop a community pride initiative and include an educational component that addresses the history, arts, culture, educational resources, and natural resources in Plano.
Create a centralized database and integrated online mapping tool that provides all information available for a specific geography, including trash collection, property standards contacts, emergency contacts, and upcoming events and programs to encourage community and civic engagement.
Create a mentorship program for established homeowners associations to mentor developing organizations.
Increase the number of neighborhoods with crime watch programs and encourage residents to become block captains.
Maintain and update, as necessary, the neighborhood association toolkit to assist citizens in forming neighborhood associations.
Promote HOA and Neighborhood Association Quarterly Breakfasts to new neighborhood associations.
Facilitate opportunities for neighborhood representatives, business organizations, not-for-profit organizations and agencies, and other stakeholders to meet regularly with and obtain information from city staff on city initiatives and activities.
Continue the Neighborhood Vitality and Beautification Grant Program to assist in creating a sense of identity for neighborhoods.