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TOP 20 COMMUNITY WEAKNESSES 1. Lack of fire breaks, redundant notification system, feeling of safety, and adequate evacuation routes (119) 2. Inadequate road network (disconnected, narrow, sub-standard, ill-maintained) (104) 3. Lack of walkability (no sidewalks, pedestrian lighting, community signage, etc) (88) 4. Lack of tree and brush maintenance, on public and private lands; lack of code enforcement for defensible space around buildings (54) 5. Lack of sewer (45) 6. Lack of planning and vision – the Town developed haphazardly, leaving a pattern of lots, streets, and uses that wasn’t planned out (44) 7. Limited number and quality of stores, businesses, restaurants, and product suppliers (36) 8. Town Council’s lack of communication, staffing, and integrity; difficult to contact; political bureaucracy (34) 9. Lack of a feeling of security – drugs, homelessness, and poverty (29) 10. Above ground utilities (rather than underground) (27) 11. Contaminated/limited water supply as a result of the fire (25) 12. Red tape to rebuilding – insurance, building costs, permitting fees, funding (25) 13. Job market – limited opportunities for employment, lack of industrial jobs (23) 14. Lack of walkable downtown (21) 15. Lack of healthcare services after the fire (19) 16. Lack of good internet and cell service (18) 17. Lack of recreation and activities, especially for youth and teenagers (13) 18. Post-fire tree removal and debris/soil toxin clean-up (11) 19. Inadequate and substandard housing (9) 20. Traffic (9)

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Top 20 Community Weaknesses  

Top 20 Community Weaknesses