What is TNT?
TNT stands for Tomorrow’s Neighborhoods Today, a forward-looking collaboration that brings together many different neighborhood stakeholders to make Syracuse a better place to live.
Neighborhood stakeholder groups include residents, businesses, schools, religious organizations, elected officials, agencies, and representatives of City departments including: Park & Recreation, Public Works, Neighborhood and Business Development, Code Enforcement and the Police.
TNT is organized into eight geographic area planning councils. The councils are volunteer-led and supported by City staff. Each council is as unique as the neighborhood it represents.
How do the TNT Councils work?
Each Council meets regularly to address issues of concern and work on long-term plans for their sector. Each Council is developing a five-year plan, based on the input of neighborhood stakeholders. Councils then actively address issues identified in their plans as the most important to each of their neighborhoods.
What are the Planning Councils Doing?
– Preserving greenspace and making the public areas cleaner and more beautiful
– Keeping our neighborhoods safe from crime and building mutually respectful relationships with the police
– Stopping the deterioration of neighborhood housing by working with landlords, tenants and the courts; and investigating innovative home ownership strategies
– Building efficient links between City government and the people who need and use city services
– Helping our children succeed in school and helping youth build successful lives
– Preserving the historic treasures of our city and stopping poorly considered development
If I Want to Become Part of My Neighborhood Council, What Do I Do?
To get started, attend one of your area’s meetings. You can participate in discussion and learn what your area is working on. If there is an area of special interest to you, you may become a neighborhood leader in that area.