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Other considerations mentioned, though less frequently, included suggestions to provide mixed-use developments, provide renter support, maintain good schools, and to allow in-law suites or additions to existing residential properties. Community meeting participants were asked what actions the City can take to foster diverse neighborhoods. A total of 38 comments were offered in response to this question. A summary of those responses is included in the following table. Table 9: Top Responses to the Question: What could the City do to celebrate and encourage diversity within neighborhoods?

Response Category Housing diversity Community Events Promote Diversity

Number of Responses 5 4 4

The most common response category represents suggestions to foster diverse housing types. Other common suggestions included holding community events such as block parties or using the resources of the City to promote the value of diversity. Other common suggestions to encourage residential diversity included ideas to redevelop aging neighborhoods, engage in effective planning efforts, or to do nothing and allow neighborhoods to evolve naturally. Through the LS Ignites website, eight comments were received in response to the above questions. Half of these online comments referenced the need for home maintenance and strong code enforcement. Affordable housing and the consistent use of quality landscaping were also suggested. A specific activity suggested to support thriving neighborhoods was for the City to provide support and guidance to neighborhoods to help them in their efforts to create neighborhood organizations.

Cultural and Recreational Amenities

Create a community that celebrates, welcomes, and supports cultural and recreation amenities. The first aspect of cultural and recreational amenities considered was why these types of opportunities are important to the community. Fifty-four responses were provided. A summary of those responses more frequently provided is shown in the following table. Table 10: Top Responses to the Question: Why are cultural arts and recreation opportunities important to our City?

Response Category Sense of Community Quality of Life Attract Visitors, Residents Support Development

Number of Responses 14 12 9 6

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Ignite! Your ideas. Our future. Community Input  

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