Ontario’s neighborhoods define the sense of identity and community for residents, the quality of life experienced, and the image and role of Ontario. The City currently implements many programs to improve neighborhoods. However, the City has identified a need to foster a stronger sense of neighborhood identity in the community. While this goal is being achieved in CDBG-eligible areas (CARES program) and in historic areas, efforts need to be expanded to other neighborhoods. During the planning period, the City will begin a public outreach effort to solicit input from neighborhood leaders and residents as to particular needs and goals. This process may result in the establishment of ongoing dialog with the City, neighborhood organizations, or the preparation of neighborhood improvement plans.