These meeting usually start with a core group of interested and even enthusiastic people, but have a tendency to falter and fizzle out, generally due to lack of the city taking action, this is usually punctuated by zero follow up.
The neighborhood watch comes to mind.
In fact, show me one thing the city did in the way of an idea or program or initiative that was successful?
OR ........ show me several!
We did have a brief period when an elected official was willing to go against the status quo, and had some motivated citizens behind him, but it didnt last. I will say that this isnt the case in at least one of the townships.