Assumption: Increasing connectedness will benefit communities in various ways. While Alan Mills comments on crime was the catalyst of this idea, I see more connectedness benefiting Chicago communities in various ways. As Rudy Lozano, Jr. said, there's no alternative to defending communities other than organizing communities.
Each community area would decide whether to implement this plan by vote.Who can run?
Anyone (irrespective of citizenship) who lives in the community sixteen years or olderWho can vote?
Everyone age twelve & up who lives in the community area, including homeless people who identify with the communityWhat will the duties of Community Builders be?
The nominal duties will be to get to know people in the community and broker introductions between people in the community. But the duties will get defined by the Community Builders and the members of the community.How much will Community Builders be paid?
$1,500/month (proposed)How many Community Builders will each community area have?
Two plus one per every 3,000 residents in the last censusHow will it be paid for?
Property tax increase for the community area