City leaders and neighborhood watchers in the College View and Tar River historic housing districts began working on a plan this week to better combat off-campus crime by getting East Carolina University students more engaged in community affairs.
Many ideas were shared during a meeting before the University Neighborhood Revitalization Workgroup, a committee appointed by the Greenville City Council to study how to improve the safety and appeal of 200 acres of homes bordering ECU’s northern boundaries.
But it was enhanced street lighting and increased communication among homeowners, renters and landlords that won over a proposal to install more pan-and-zoom surveillance cameras in residential areas, which in some cases could be a violation of U.S. privacy laws.
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