Mayor Walling briefly outlined the Blight Elimination in Flint, saying that they realized a few years ago that it was their time. Flint approached blight elimination by approaching blocks, not entire neighborhoods, but blocks in order to allow for more efficient improvement.
From the Cities of Service, they created a Love Your City framework. They inundated a cleanup program that allowed participation for city members outside of the selected blocks.
They created a process and asked neighborhood groups to apply for resources, seeing that they already had a plan that was consistent with the city’s plan. A goal of the project was to create before and after photos to get people thinking!
The city focused on beautification- “not only removing the trash, but putting something back in!”