Neighborhood Preservation strives to address the needs of identified neighborhoods through bridge-building between various City departments and residents. Community meetings serve as a means of introduction and are used to share information, which is used to improve the quality of life in the designated "preservation areas." Neighborhood Preservation also helps coordinate inspection sweeps to address property maintenance and building code violations. In conjunction with these efforts, we perform outreach to property owners and managers providing education and assistance as appropriate. "Community Clean-Up Days" are conducted with volunteers to remove blighting influences. In addition to providing a vital link to the community, a team of police officers is assigned to the preservation areas. These officers work closely with residents to help eliminate criminal activity from these areas.