Thanks to everyone for coming to the general meeting last Tuesday. It was nice to see many new faces.
As promised at the meeting, below are my action items for the next meeting in November and ongoing:
Remember, this Tuesday’s APNA meeting is a general membership meeting. Even if you’re not an APNA member, feel free to come! We will have representatives from the Police Department, the Ward 6 office, and Community Bridges present. We’ll also hear about the latest on neighborhood and downtown developments, our new listserv, and keeping Armory Park’s traffic circles clean and beautiful.
The meeting’s Tuesday at 7:00 PM in the Parish Hall at St. Andrew’s Church.
Here’s the agenda:
Plan to come! to St. Andrew’s Parish Hall on Tuesday at 7:00 PM! This month’s APNA meeting is a general membership meeting. We will discuss crime and security with the Police Department, Community Bridges, keeping Armory Park’s traffic circles beautiful, the new listserv, neighborhood development issues, and other important stuff.
Based on some Listserv problems and recent online polling, the APNA Board has decided the currently used Listserv (on YahooGroups) will be discontinued by Sept. 15. At that time, we will move to our NEW GoogleGroup and cancel our YahooGroups subscription.
If you want to join Armory Park’s GoogleGroup listserv, just send a blank email from the email you wish to use to this address: Armory-Park+subscribe@GoogleGroups.com and then respond to the automated verification email it sends.
If you want to drop YahooGroups before Sept. 15 (to avoid too many double posts), send a blank email from your current YahooGroups-used email address to: ArmoryPark-unsubscribe@YahooGroups.com and respond to its verification (if any), too.
In the meantime we will stop approvals for joining YahooGroups and direct newcomers to the new GoogleGroup address. New members will be unable to post until verified and unmoderated, just like new YahooGroup members were. If you join with the same email address used in Yahoo, we can unmoderate you for posting fairly quickly. If you use a different email address we may email you for extra info before allowing message-posting privileges.
From the President’s Pen
Greetings friends and neighbors:
This is the first APNA newsletter for 2018.
It’s already been a busy year. In January, this year’s APNA board and alternates met for a strategic planning session. A lot of new things came out of that meeting, many of which you will see reflected in this year’s agendas.
New committees were defined and developed to address all the different things APNA is working on to help make this a better place to live. We are also seeking a stronger relationship with all the wonderful people in the neighborhood who, everyday, do special things that make this a great community to live in. We know we are missing many residents especially those who do not have computers. We want as many voices heard as this is your neighborhood and we want to represent all of you.
This year, like last, development issues will take a lot of time, effort and commitment, to help insure that the development enhances living here, rather than conflicting with our existing community. To do this, APNA has created a standing Development Committee, rather than having ad-hoc working groups.
We have also created a historic committee which will research historic monuments of the neighborhood as well as work with other historic neighborhoods in Tucson and Phoenix to share best practices in maintaining our historic standing, and mitigate over-development both locally and on a state wide level. Additionally, a historic streetscape documentation project is underway to formally document the Armory Park’s streetscape as part of the historic preservation process.
Below are updates on what we accomplished last year as well as what we will be doing this year. Look for the holiday lights contest winners, social gatherings coming up and what efforts are being made to keep Armory Park the unique neighborhood that it is.
The best way to understand what is happening, where, and why is to come to neighborhood meetings as each of the projects that impact us are discussed in real-time; we all have to work together to keep our neighborhood character alive. Please come and add your input to the conversation!
Please watch out for regular updates on meetings, news, and events at our website, www.armoryparktucson.org and our updated Facebook page, Armory Park Neighborhood Association and the Armory Park listserv. And please, let us know how you want to become involved this year!
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anne Cooper, President, APNA