Neighbors filling in the holes


Richard Layman over at Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space has made a nice round up of news stories about neighbors pitching in to keep services going in the face of budget cuts. In Sonoma County, CA, a coalition of non-profits is keeping the public parks going in the face of State closures. In Vallejo, CA, a city in bankruptcy, a retired police officer is personally setting up neighborhood watch groups around town. And in Timberlake, SC, residents of a golf course community shared course maintenance duties after the developer went bankrupt.

Perhaps, you shouldn’t try to fill the pothole in front of your house on your own, but maybe there are things around town that you and your neighbors could work on.

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