Are you ready to make an impact in your city? Our Menu of Solutions is a great place to start!

The Citizens Campaign is dedicated to facilitating the efforts of leadership-ready citizens to make an impact in their community. We do so by helping individuals identify solutions through evidence-based research and expert opinion, as well as individual citizen preferences. The culmination of this work is this Menu of Solutions. With support and coaching from our Legal Task Force, many of these solutions have been developed and implemented in cities throughout New Jersey by citizens like you. Take a look at the variety of offerings below, which can be tailored to and established in your city to achieve positive results.

Also check out our Citizen Legislator Class to learn how to make a successful presentation of the evidence-based solution of your choice. Empowered by these time-tested trainings and tools of The Citizens Campaign, you can be the solution to dysfunctional politics!

PUBLIC SAFETY

EDUCATION

ENVIRONMENT

  • Storm & Flood Protection Master Plan AmendmentPropose an update to the municipal Master Plan to incorporate improved policy elements of storm resiliency planning and development
  • Tree Fund: Establish a voluntary Tree Fund people can donate to that will go towards strategically planting more storm resilient trees in city parks and along the waterfront
  • Green Roofs: Help reduce storm water pollution and flooding by establishing "green roof" zoning requirements
  • Permeable Driveways: Create a site-plan requirement that minimizes off-site drainage, and is incentivized by an optional coverage bonus
  • Environmental Commission: Establish a volunteer committee to advise local government and inform residents on environmental issues, and help to protect the environment

CITIZEN EMPOWERMENT

GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY & WASTE CUTTING

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & THE ARTS

  • Abandoned and Vacant Property Maintenance: List and register abandoned and vacant properties and require owners to pay a registration fee to motivate owners to properly maintain, or restore and reuse the properties
  • Creating an Arts Council: Establish a volunteer committee to support the arts in your city and seek grant opportunities
  • Mural Ordinance: Promote and foster cultural expression in your city and connect people through public art
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