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.