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Neighborhood Safety Task Force

Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing established the Neighborhood Safety Task Force in February 2006 “to understand city-wide problems and the particular concerns of individual neighborhoods and then to develop a consensus on fair and workable solutions.” The Task force includes representatives from various neighborhood associations, the Urbana Police Department, City Development, local landlords and tenant advocates.   It also focuses on safety and crime issues associated with several multi-family housing complexes. 

The safety task force meets on an as-needed basis, but usually at least 3 times a year.  Meetings are open to the public. One or more members of the SUNA Steering Committee attends the task force meetings and reports on them in the SUNA announcement listserv.

The Task Force  helped draft an ordinance which  establishes a Rental Registration and Inspection Program for the city. The Rental Registration program creates a database of all rental properties in Urbana, establishes fees for registration which will support periodic inspections of all rental properties, and requires landlords and tenants to sign an affidavit acknowledging the occupancy limits set by current city code. Click here for the Rental Registration and Inspection Ordinance and Schedule of Fees.