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Thoughts on the UNRI Repeal

Thoughts on the UNRI Repeal

By Jerry Weitz Member, Greenville Planning and Zoning Commission I am speaking in advance of Tuesday’s (March 18, 2014) public hearings. I’m writing about two ordinances initiated by Greenville City Council for consideration by the Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z). One proposal would repeal the four-unrelated provision inserted via zoning overlay district applying to the […]


Jolly Trolley Neighborhood Service

Jolly Trolley Neighborhood Service

by Ann Eleanor Last week residents of Belvedere and Club Pines (together they make up the Carolina East Neighborhood Association, or CENA), and Westhaven (aka, OWNA, or the Olde Westhaven Neighborhood Association) rode the “ Trolley to the Market”–a special service Uptown Greenville is providing to interested neighborhoods in the city to bring folks to […]


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 […]


Strengthening Community: Imagine! United Neighborhoods Symposium

Strengthening Community: Imagine! United Neighborhoods Symposium

Would you like to learn more about the history of the Town Common? Wonder what’s going on with the transportation and activity center? Did you know the new police chief has begun a new initiative for neighborhood policing? Is your neighborhood looking for ideas on addressing community concerns? How have other neighborhoods successfully handled homeowner-renter […]


Changing Bylaws will not Solve Neighborhood Issues

Changing Bylaws will not Solve Neighborhood Issues

Editor’s note: In February, some city residents expressed dissatisfaction with their inability to participate in their neighborhood associations because they rent, not own, their homes. Since then the city has been looking at creating rules for neighborhood associations wishing to participate on the Neighborhood Advisory Board, a city board that represents the interests of neighborhood […]


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 […]


Op-Ed: Focus Should Be on Solutions to Area’s Problems

Dennis Mitchell

By Dennis Mitchell Over the last few weeks in our community, people have been embroiled in a debate over whether or not to keep the current policy of allowing no more than 3 unrelated people to live in a single-family home. After meeting with groups and individuals to hear their arguments surrounding the rule, I […]


Marriage and Family, State and City

Marriage and Family, State and City

What does a local rezoning issue have to do with a statewide constitutional amendment? Not much, except both of them involve definitions of familial status. ————————- IN OUR OPINION ————————- State-wide definition of marriage A couple of weeks ago, our state decided to adopt a strict definition of which domestic partners receive legal recognition and […]


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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