Thursday, May 30, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Loma Linda Community Center
1700 Yale Blvd. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
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THE MARCH 2019 MEETING MINUTES WILL BE AVAILABLE THIS WEEK.
THIS ANNUAL MEETING IS FOCUSED ON OUR ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE AND OUR NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP. THE CONFIRMED MEETING AGENDA IS PRESENTED HERE:
1. Welcome & Introductions
2. Approval of Minutes
3. Albuquerque Garbage Transfer Station
We will discuss the City's Garbage Transfer Station, including the Victory Hills Neighborhood.
4. Treasurer's Report and Annual Dues
We will begin to collect Annual Dues for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. Dues range from $1 to $25, based on the amount that each Neighborhood Association can afford.
5. Officer Elections, Move to September 2019
Our District 6 Coalition President, Gina Naomi Dennis, will be engaging in another role of public service. Our Neighborhoods need time to decide our new Coalition leadership team and to make the best choice. We'll need a Motion to move the Officer elections to September, and in September we'll elect a new Coalition President and we'll also elect the Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. Our next President needs to be someone who has regularly attended Coalition meetings or has the capacity to do so. Gina worked 20 to 25 hours each week as the President during the last two years. We don't expect our new President to duplicate Gina's high work level, but we should expect a relatively high capacity. Our Officer elections are for, with, and by our Neighborhood Associations without government influence. A copy of our Bylaws will be available at our Meetings now through September.
6. The District 6 Coalition: Becoming a 501(c)(3) non-profit
Our District 6 Coalition has the ability to become a non-profit. We may want to do a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) analysis on this. Non-profit status could create an opportunity for the District 6 Coalition to receive grant funding.
7. President's Report
Public Safety, Community Safety
We will discuss views about Public Safety and the State Police, the County Sheriff, and APD.
Lighting in our Neighborhoods, regarding poor lighting in some of our neighborhoods
We will discuss status updates on the $95,000. We will also discuss the District 6 Coalition's Citizen Capital Outlay requests of $1,500,000 and (1) the absence of City lighting infrastructure in some areas, the black holes, and the absence of mid-block lighting (which could be addressed via capital outlay in the future) and (2) how that differs from PNM's retrofit/upgrade project, which is a wonderful project that has commenced.
Lead Avenue and Coal Avenue: Public Safety and Public Health
We will discuss our Coalition support of the Lead-Coal Task Force, involving the City, the University Heights Neighborhood, the Nob Hill Neighborhood, and others.
Homelessness in Parks and Streets: Public Health and Public Safety
We will discuss the implementation of the Coalition's 3-stage strategy to resolve issues such as homelessness and needles (i.e., drug use), including the underlying issues of addiction and mental health. These issues impact the Public Health and the Public Safety of our community, our children, and our families. In addition, the growing homelessness and drug use in our Parks has become a systemic problem that has evolved into more than just a "Park" issue and has also become a Community-Wide "People" issue.
Emerson Elementary School
We will discuss our Coalition support to address the needs of Emerson Elementary School.
Whittier Elementary and Hawthorne Elementary Schools
We will also discuss our Coalition Schools Support Letter that we sent to PED on July 5, 2018. APS Representatives and School Staff will provide a status update and answer questions.
Vacant and Abandoned Properties
We will discuss our confirmed Coalition support to address Vacant and Abandoned Properties (VAAP) in our neighborhoods, including the La Mesa Neighborhood and other Neighborhoods. We will discuss our progress towards (1) drafting the Memorandum Of Understanding with (Scott Hughes) UNM Geospatial and Population Studies for data access and community training regarding the identification of VAAP, as well as our confirmed Coalition support for (Scott) UNM's grant (funding) application and (2) our strong relationship with (Elena Gonzales) Homewise regarding the title and ownership records of VAAP and property rehabs.
Trumbull Village Neighborhood Compassion Center
We will discuss the status of the Compassion Services Center in the Trumbull Neighborhood, to serve the people experiencing homelessness there.
Gibson Bypass: Public Safety and Public Health
We will discuss our Coalition support for the Gibson Bypass.
8. Neighborhood Association Concerns
9. Community Input & Announcements, including ONC