Open House – Great Success!

We had a great turnout at tonight's Open House at the Eureka Valley Rec Center. A full room of potential  new members got to participate in an informative session.  A big thanks to Mark McHale for taking the lead.

John Goldsmith talked about the new developments in maintaining Pink Triangle Park + Memorial and shared  news about the large grant which will be used to make the park ADA accessible and improvements coming to make the park which I should a national memorial the destination that it should be.  Check out the Gardeners Guild Facebook page.

After A brief introduction of what the EVNA really does and ways that neighbors can be more involved, everyone in the room did a self introduction and shared their concerns and interests.

some concerns and issues voiced included (in order of being mentioned by attendees and not by priority or importance):

  • Unlawful evictions
  • Homeless issues
  • Vision Zero by 2020 for pedestrian safety
  • Recently missing rubbish bins along Market Street
  • Maintaining a vibrant neighborhood commercial district
  • EVNA as an advocate at city hall on issues beyond PLUC
  • Use of the 311 app
  • Astronomical commercial rents vs high vacancy rates
  • Car breakins and vandalism
  • More about homeless
  • more social meetings
  • public works issue like tree maintenance to preclude sign obstruction.

 

 

Welcome Meeting at EV Rec Center.