After nearly a year of planning, the City of Burlington will launch its Connecting Burlington Communities (CBC) initiative on Thursday, November 1. CBC is a comprehensive program aimed at improving the overall quality of life for Burlington residents.
By consolidating department efforts with community leadership, CBC intends to:
• Improve neighborhood appearances;
• Reduce street crime;
• Instill pride throughout Burlington communities.
Beginning in January of this year, public concern over crime, dilapidated housing, and other neighborhood issues culminated with City officials reassessing how to focus the
City’s various programs for maximum impact. Police, Community Development,
Minimum Housing, Zoning, Fire Department, Public Works, Recreation, Legal and Public Information departments pooled ideas ranging from increasing community outreach to providing additional recreation opportunities.
One of the primary goals of CBC is to reduce neighborhood crime. CBC promotes
strategies to address this concern including:
• Quick replacement of broken windows;
• Control of abandoned vehicles;
• Fast clean-up of illegally dumped items, litter and spilled garbage;
• Quick paint-out of graffiti;
• Fresh paint on buildings;
• Clean sidewalks and street gutters;
• Finding better places for teens to gather than street corners.
The CBC program needs the public’s help in order to succeed. Burlington officials are distributing Community Tip Cards to citizens. These cards will provide staff with instant
feedback on residents concerns. Tip cards are available at the following locations:
425 Lexington Ave.
Burlington, NC 27215
267 W. Front Street
Burlington, NC 27215
215 S. Church St. (Headquarters)
1136 E. Webb Ave (Station 2)
1906 Wilkins St. (Station 3)
2743 S. Church St. (Station 4)
Additionally, citizens may report concerns via the CBC Hotline at (336) 222-5024.
Banners and posters will be displayed throughout city facilities to notify citizens of this program. Additionally, the City is making refrigerator magnets, pens, and other
promotional items for public distribution.
City staff is available to present information on CBC to local civic groups. Groups are invited to contact the CBC Hotline at (336) 222-5024.
Additional information on CBC, including a Virtual Tip Card, are available online at BurlingtonNC.gov/CBC.