Neighborhood Enhancement Program

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Residents and staff chat on a Neighborhood Walk in 2018.

The Neighborhood Enhancement Program empowers residents to propose and select modest, city-funded capital projects to enhance their neighborhoods. The program rotates through the city's 16 NEP neighborhood areas over the course of seven years, serving two areas each year. The $5 million program allocation is distributed among each of the neighborhood areas, according to the number of households in each area.

Lake Hills voting through Oct. 23

Thanks to those Lake Hills residents who attended the Lake Hills Projects open house on  Sept.12, where the 24 projects on the ballot were presented.

Now is the time to return the postage paid ballot that each Lake Hills household received in early September. Voting is by mail only and limited to one ballot per household address. Vote for your top three choices and be sure to return your ballot by Oct. 23 to be counted.

The Sequence

When NEP comes to your neighborhood area, it follows a sequence that includes the following steps.

  1. Solicitation: Residents submit project ideas (mail, website or kick-off meeting).
  2. Scoping: Staff review project ideas using screening criteria and generate ballot projects.
  3. Preview: Residents review ballot projects at public open house.
  4. Voting: Households in the neighborhood area receive ballots in the mail to vote for three projects of their choice.
  5. Implementation: The city implements projects that receive the most votes within five years.
 
image of park boardwalk project
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