July 2019 APNA Meeting Summary

For those who missed the July 9 meeting, here is an Executive Summary from APNA President Anne Cooper:

Minutes and financial reports were approved from May 2019.

Treasurer’s Report: Donna Taylor, new Treasurer, provided new reports that were approved by the board. It was suggested and agreed to that we continue to bank with Wells Fargo for the foreseeable future. It was agreed that a finance standing committee be formed to assist Donna with projects.

Communications: Ken Taylor proposed creating a G-Suite (Google) email address for individual board members and committee members that could retain some anonymity for private user’s information. It was decided it should be an Action Item for discussion on the August agenda.

Civic Engagement: Anne showed the board the newly created documents created by PDSD for a good overview of complex issues for residents to better understand. Copies of these documents will be available on the website and will be passed out at next month’s meeting.

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Candidate Forum on “Gentrification, the Housing Crisis, and Our Neighborhoods”

Candidates with Primary Election challengers for upcoming City of Tucson elections, which includes three Mayoral Candidates and four Ward One Candidates, will participate in a forum sponsored by neighborhood and community organizations.  The event will take place on: Saturday, June 22, 2019 at El Rio Neighborhood Center, 1390 W. Speedway Boulevard, at 12 noon sharp.

This is a non-partisan event that is free and open to the public.

For more information contact 520 284-0816 or boggmann@yahoo.com

Sponsoring Organizations:

Barrio Hollywood Neighborhood Association

Barrio Neighborhood Coalition

Casa Maria Catholic Worker House

Dunbar/Spring Neighborhood Association

Menlo Park Neighborhood Association

Nuestro Barrio de Santa Rita Park/West Ochoa N.A.

 

APNA Special Election 5/21/19

A message from APNA President Anne Cooper:

Dear all:

There will be a special meeting of the APNA membership on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm at St. Andrews Episcopal Church for the sole purpose of electing an alternate board member. Currently, there are not sufficient alternates to satisfy the requirements of APNA. 

 APNA lacks a board member willing and able to serve as Treasurer. Fortunately,  APNA member Donna Taylor is willing to serve as Treasurer for the remainder of this year.  However. APNA bylaws require that she first  be elected as a Board Alternate at a special meeting.

If elected as an alternate, she can be appointed by the Board President (or, in the President’s absence, the Board Vice President) to the Board as a member and elected by the Board to fill the Treasurer’s position.  In compliance with APNA bylaws, the APNA Board acted at the membership meeting on May 14th to to elect Donna Treasurer, contingent on her being elected by the membership at a special meeting and appointment to the Board by the President (or Vice-President).

It is necessary to have paid your membership dues PRIOR to April 21, 2019 to be eligible to vote.

 

A simple majority of eligible to vote members  present  at the special meeting will serve to elect an Alternate member. This meeting will take place before and independently of the Armory Park Historic Zoning meeting which will commence at 7:00 pm at the same location.

Because I will be away, APNA Vice President Maurice Roberts will preside at the special meeting.

Thank you

Armory Park General Meeting May 14

Dti0haqUUAA4hlJCome and hear what’s going on the neighborhood at our General Meeting on Tuesday, May 14, 7:00-8:50 PM in St. Andrew’s Parish Hall at S 5th Ave and E 16th St!

First, as discussed before, the Dusk Festival will be taking place this November in Armory Park. Page Repp (the promoter) will be in attendance to field your questions. Second, we will be discussing a proposed streetscapes committee, headed by Ken Taylor. There has been a flurry of discussion on the listserv regarding what/when and how to address owners of run-down properties.   Lets continue that discussion and come to a neighborhood consensus on Tuesday!

Here’s the agenda: APNA Agenda 5_14_19

Good News: a New Hotel. Not So Good: It Wants to Skimp on Parking.

Hampton Inn/Home2 Suites plans to build a hotel at 141 S Stone Ave, opposite St Augustine Cathedral and behind the Scottish Rite Cathedral. It is asking for reduced parking through the Infill Incentive District regulations. If you are able, please attend the May 6 meeting listed in the attachment. We will have representatives from the APNA and the APHZAB (historic board) in attendance.

IPP for Hilton notice