Apr 28, 2014

Joaquin Neighborhood Meeting Report from April 26, 2014

It was a rainy Saturday, but I braved the weather and went to the Joaquin Improvement Association meeting at the library anyway. It turned out to be a good decision! I met some new and interesting people and got some great ideas to get involved in the neighborhood. I liked being able to walk around and see the different aspects of the neighborhood that the Neighborhood Plan focuses on. Remember to take a look, especially at pages 19, 24, 27, and 33. That should give you a good idea of the zoning issues here and proposed changes to make the neighborhood more friendly for walkers and bikers.
A quick recap from Bill Graff on our Facebook group:
"At the meeting of the Joaquin Improvement Association today we:
1. Set our goal to be to improve the livability of Joaquin for everyone.
2. Endorsed submittal of the Joaquin plan to the City Planning Committee.
3. Set the date for our first neighborhood festival for June 12....
4. Obtained a volunteer treasurer.
5. Established the need for a service committee with possible projects identified and a potential chairperson.
6. Established weekly meetings of the executive committee and expanded membership from 3 to 5."

In respects to number 5, I'm not a big fan of the word "service," thanks to all the mandatory "service" projects I was forced to do growing up, but I'm planning on starting on a Clean and Green neighborhood group to get involved in our neighborhood at a smaller level and get younger families involved in our neighborhood. More details to follow as I work them out.... Let me know if you have a project idea to clean up the neighborhood or make it look better!

The next monthly meeting is Thursday, May 22 at 7 p.m. Don't miss it!


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