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Motions Not Made: Sneaking Words into City Code

Motions Not Made: Sneaking Words into City Code

by Lisa Wilbourne In February, four residents told city council they are disenfranchised because, not owning their properties, they cannot vote in their neighborhood associations. They argue a significant portion of the city’s population is cut off — not only from inclusion in their own neighborhoods, but from the city’s Neighborhood Advisory Board (NAB), a […]

Council to Vote on Occupancy Rules

photo: City of Greenville

by Lisa Wilbourne A long-debated proposal to change the occupancy rules in one Greenville neighborhood will be decided tonight. City council will vote on what’s known as the University Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (UNRI), proposed two months ago by councilor Max Joyner. Under the proposal, homes meeting certain criteria and located in a neighborhood stretching from […]

A Unique Board, Neighborhood Advisory

A Unique Board, Neighborhood Advisory

By Rick Smiley When Greenville established the Neighborhood Advisory Board (NAB) in April 2008 to serve as a liaison between neighborhoods and the city, it created a unique method of appointing its board members and brought about a board like no other other. Members are appointed to all other city boards and commissions directly by […]

Neighborhoods Maintain Voice

Pennington receiving a certificate for completing the city's Citizen's Academy in Spring 2012.

by Lisa Wilbourne Greenville City Council Monday night rejected a proposal that could have profoundly impacted the way neighborhood concerns are expressed. Councilor Max Joyner asked the panel to discuss changing the way appointments are made to the Neighborhood Advisory Board (NAB), the only city board comprised of neighborhood-chosen liaisons. Joyner sought to make it […]

IMAGINE! 2nd Annual United Neighborhoods Conference

Jimmye Jones answers the question, "Why West Greenville?"

by Linda Leighty  Is a neighborhood even possible without neighbors? The engaged group of community citizens who attended the conference on Saturday 24 March would laugh out loud! Their focus, in an excellent forum organized and sponsored by Greenville’s Neighborhood Advisory Board and the Human Relations Council, was all about people and community. The conclusion from […]

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