Downtown Long Grove Neighborhood Declaration
We come together as Long Grove residents working to preserve and improve our neighborhood.
As neighborhood people... we have the right to self determination and empowerment; to be advised and consulted on public policies and initiatives and private initiatives affecting our neighborhoods; to have our neighborhood values, culture and history recognized and respected; and to have the authority and resources to establish neighborhood organizations that will work to steward expected change that honors tradition and stability.
As neighborhood people... we have the responsibility to advise government and others of neighborhood values, history and culture; to listen to the views of all residents; to help one another care for children, the aging and others in need; to promote self-sufficiency of our residents and economic and social development of the neighborhood; to participate neighbor to neighbor, business to business and neighbor to business in the spirit of cooperation; to guide our youth, to look out for the safety of our homes and streets, maintain our properties, and make proper use of public facilities; and to strive diligently to achieve liberty and justice for all.
As neighborhood people... we look to a variety of governments, voluntary organizations, businesses and philanthropy to meet neighborhood needs for personal, social and economic development; to be receptive to dialogue with all neighbors concerning issues relevant to the welfare of our community to fund neighborhood organizations and services, to respect neighborhood values, culture and history; and to be held accountable for how their actions affect our neighborhoods.
As neighborhood people... we will endeavor to work collaboratively to make decisions which foster the common good of both our neighborhood and that of the entire community; we ask that the actions of all neighborhood residents and organizations, governments, business and philanthropy be guided by the principles of equity, participation and accountability.
Adopted by Neighborhoods USA, May 16, 1992
Neighborhoods USA is a national non-profit organization providing support for neighborhoods and citizen groups like Long Grove Downtown Residents Group.