Extreme Neighborhood Makeover program kicks off with BBQ, fun, and information.
The city of Santa Clarita launched their new Extreme Neighborhood Makeover program Thursday evening in grand fashion.
Blocking off a street in Canyon Country, the City set up tents and invited homeowners from the neighborhood to stop by and talk about ways to help brighten up the area. Barbeque compliment of Cowboy Cantina was served up to residents as well.
The Makeover program aims to provide innovative ways for the City and homeowners to work together in cleaning up the area, where some homes have slipped into a somewhat dilapidated state.
One way the City helps is to go through the neighborhood, looking for places to plant trees, and remove graffiti. The plan also takes a proactive approach by informing property owners of code violations.
Hopefully, the residents will take the opportunity to make repairs to their homes. If they do, they will be aided by contractors with whom the City has negotiated discount rates.
Sometimes a little manpower will go a long way. If a resident simply needs help making repairs, the City has also coordinated with several non-profit groups in Santa Clarita, and can arrange assistance.
The overall goal of the program is to take an active role in revitalizing some neighborhoods that have slipped from their original luster.
This particular neighborhood in Canyon Country first approached the City asking for help, which led to the program’s conceptualization.
But not all of the disrepair is cosmetic. Sheriff’s deputies were also on hand to help form a neighborhood watch group, and to give safety tips to residents. Patrols in the area will also be stepped up.
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