Love Your Block
In response to the city's ailing infrastructure, Mayor Yarber has rolled out a new neighborhood revitalization initiative to strengthen the city's communities: designating super neighborhoods, which are geographically designated areas where residents, civic organizations, institutions, and businesses work together to identify, plan, and set priorities to address the needs and the concerns of their communities. Based on models in Houston and other peer cities, the boundaries of each super neighborhood rely on major physical features (highways, interstates, parks, etc.) to group together contiguous communities that share common physical characteristics, identity, or infrastructure. The super neighborhood then elects a council comprised of area residents and stakeholders; that council identifies and implements priority projects for the area. After the super neighborhood planning process, Jackson will embark on implementing Love Your Block.
“The whole point of a super neighborhood is to build capacity within communities, focusing on education, safety, and community improvement."Mayor Tony Yarber