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Neighborhood Impact Area Program
The City of Youngstown Code Enforcement and Blight Remediation Department has introduced the "Neighborhood Impact Area" program, a new tool for neighborhood improvement. This is a targeted, multifaceted, coordinated, and transparent effort, involving the Departments of Public Works, Code Enforcement, Community Police, Street, Health, and Parks and Recreation.
A Neighborhood Impact Area (NIA) comprises a targeted, 3 to 4 block area of the City. For a scheduled and advertised 2 week period, multiple departments will converge upon the NIA to perform a number of services and address issues, such as:
- Property code enforcement
- Grass cutting
- Street conditions
- Street tree conditions
- Traffic sign and signal issues
- Water and waste water infrastructure
- Litter control
- Public health concerns
- Community Police public outreach
- Quality of life issues
Upon completion of the scheduled 2 week period, the services and activities performed in that NIA will be documented in a Departmental News story on the City website on the Home page and the Property Code Enforcement & Demolition page (see link below).
Every 5 to 6 weeks, a NIA will be selected in a given City ward, with input from that ward's Councilperson. NIA's will be rotated by ward. Once all wards have had a completed NIA, the rotation will begin again with newly designated NIA's. A designated NIA will be advertised with signage in that area, 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the scheduled work, as well as a posted entry in the City website calendar.