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UPTOWN CHICAGO COMMISSION

Uptown Chicago Commission Position Statement

Good Neighbor Policy

ISSUE:

The Uptown Chicago Commission's Public Safety Committee has instituted a Good Neighbor Policy that recognizes residents, merchants, social services and organizations that enhance the quality of life within Uptown.

BACKGROUND:

The leaders of block clubs, neighborhood organizations, neighborhood businesses and residents in the Uptown community are very focused on reducing crime and enhancing safety. The Good Neighbor criteria includes:

  • Keeping sidewalks and public ways clean and free of debris, snow, etc.

  • Controlling disorderly conduct within property and around premises

  • Maintaining storefront windows to promote commerce and discourage illegal activity on the sidewalks

  • Actively participating in CAPS

  • Supporting local businesses

  • Supporting not-for-profit organizations and community activities

UCC POSITION:

UCC's goal is to promote the Good Neighbor Policy, which helps make Uptown a safe and enjoyable neighborhood for everyone. Residents, businesses, social service agencies and institutions will be recognized on an on-going basis for exemplifying these qualities.


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