Increasing the safety and quality of life in Trinity County can be done through the implementation of design strategies and the introduction of policy to mitigate Blight. For context, Blight is defined by California Redevelopment Law (Health and Safety Code. $33030 and 33031).
In many communities blighted areas that constitute physical and economic liabilities, requiring redevelopment in the interest of the health, safety, and general welfare of the people of these communities and of the state. Blight constitutes a serious physical and economic burden on the community that cannot reasonably be expected to be reversed or alleviated by private enterprise.
Blighted conditions are a concern because it deters private investment in neighborhoods and it undermines the value of the real estate. Furthermore, the threat of increased criminal activity, due to blighted conditions, is often a primary concern for businesses in the area.
Providing safe, attractive, and comfortable corridors, which serve as neighborhood shopping streets, can help support local innovation and investment
Establish an ordinance for Community Preservation and Blight Reduction; to promote the health, safety, and general welfare of the residents by requiring a level of maintenance of residential, commercial, and industrial property which will protect and preserve the livability, appearance, and social and economic stability of the county and which will also protect the public from the health and safety hazards and the impairment of property values which results from the neglect and deterioration of property (Blight).
Include Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) as a key design strategy in the Trinity County Community Plan updates.
Develop a system for citizen reporting of visible signs of crime, anti-social behavior, and civil disorder within Public Space.