January 9, 2016 Neighborhood Meeting Summary


E-mail and phone reminders


4 members


Agenda Items:

The meeting began about 11:20 am

  • Annual newsletter preparation time again
    • February is time for preparation and distribution of our annual printed-on-paper newsletter.
    • The primary purpose is to introduce or re-introduce our Association to residents who are not already aware or associated with it.
    • Ideally we would use the opportunity to knock on doors and talk with people, but we really haven’t made a concerted effort to do that since the first year or two of the Association’s restart.  It is a big task just to deliver to each doorstep.
    • Main story probably the upcoming proposed development of 550 apartments on the other side of Foothill.
    • What else?  Soccer fields no longer a city priority, tips for avoiding thefts and scams.
    • Anticipate putting together the final and printing just after our February meeting and distribution into the first week of March.  Need to leave time for the possibility (hopefully) of a lot of rainy days interrupting distribution.  Nobody wants to deal with a soggy mess.
    • Who wants to participate in editing?  Sharon has volunteered to assist again.
    • Would welcome new volunteers to walk the newsletters to their neighbor’s doors.  It is a way to get a different perspective on your neighborhood and to meet people.  Typically folks sign up by the block, but smaller areas can be accommodated.   Those of us who do it every year can always fill in the gaps.
  • Local Crime Summary
    • For the last month, from crimemapping.com:
      • nothing showing for our neighborhood, numerous auto thefts/break-ins in nearby areas
    • informally heard of additional package thefts between X-mas and New Years
  • anything else attendees wish to discuss
    • Chit Chat
      • We talked about all sorts of miscellaneous things, mostly not particularly related to the neighborhood or city.

Next meeting is February 13, 11:15 am, at Hastings Branch Library meeting room

Adjourned about 12:55 pm