Good guide for broad-based community organizing
This guide - written for a small but growing suburban community in Idaho - is a good template for communities facing similar rapid growth and change.
The action ideas section is wonderful and gives lots of grist for emulating and generating a wide array of action possibilities.
My only (mild) criticism of the guide is that the "view" choices in some of the categories don't seem concrete enough, or too vague to make it possible to choose one. For example, Kuna could choose BOTH to make its downtown attractive and preserve the city's small-town feel. And I felt myself agreeing with all the views on educational resources. Of course, that's not necessarily a bad thing, to see the good in many options. But some of the views did seem overly nebulous (like #6 under safety, "Young people should be protected from bad influences.").
Interestingly, the most concrete view options (in my opinion) are under Quality Government, where different and well-defined world views of civic life really do seem to be represented.
Relevant to all walks of life
Covers a variety of perspectives
Uses clear, uncomplicated language
Promotes discussion of trade-offs
Shows a clear path to action