Posted by Kevin Matthews on March 12, 2001 at 00:11:43:
Southeast Neighbors Annual Report - September 1999 thru December 2000
Three Neighborhood Accomplishments:
- In accordance with a vote of the neighborhood at the May 2000 General Meeting, we provided detailed testimony throughout the permit review process for a PUD application for the South Park property in the Amazon Creek headwaters area, helping to defeat the environmentally destructive proposal.
- In May 2000, the neighborhood had record attendance of approximately 200 people at a general meeting with annual board elections. Since then we have maintained a regular quarterly cycle, with two monthly board meetings, a newsletter and a general meeting every three months.
- In August 2000, the neighborhood participated in the Citizens Nature Project grassroots natural resources mapping project, with many new and revised sites submitted to LCOG, resulting in some important additions to the draft natural resources inventory for our neighborhood. The neighborhood also participated in opening the South Hilyard Terrace affordable housing cluster, in plantings and improvements at Tugman Park, and other local projects.
Three Neighborhood Issues
- Although inappropriate development plans in the Amazon Headwaters have been turned back, this crucial property for maintaining water and habitat quality needs permanent protection. It is uniquely positioned to provide habitat and recreational connectivity between the Amazon greenway and the emerging Ridgeline Trail system. Supporting local government plans to acquire this parcel for natural greenspace is our highest priority.
- Last summer we started the process of connecting neighbors online through a neighborhood email list and Web pages. This ongoing effort, which is just now starting to approach critical mass, will streamline and accelerate neighborhood communication on key issues. Traditional media communications and participatory neighborhood improvement projects will continue to be important.
- Significant development pressure on fragile, wet, sloped, high-elevation properties across the South Hills calls for continuing careful review of all land use application referrals. Ongoing neighborhood attention to the policies implemented in the Open Waterways and Tree Ordinances and the South Hills Study will help optimize appropriate development.
Updated Meeting Attendance Figures - Year 2000
May 2000 General Meeting - Neighborhood Elections - 200 neighbors
June Board Meeting - 8 board members and 8 visitors
July General Meeting - Green Space with Sorenson and Taylor - 8 board members and about 40 neighbors
August Board Meeting - 7 board members and 2 visitors
September Board Meeting - 9 board members and 1 visitors
October General Meeting - Election Issues - 10 speakers, 8 board members and about 20 neighbors
November Board Meeting - 7 board members and 2 visitors
December Board Meeting - 4 board members and 1 visitor
Submitted 2001.0312, by Kevin Matthews, President, Southeast Neighbors
On 3/9/01 at 10:20 PM, lindalu
] i need to get the annual report to kit asap. it includes three primary
] accomplishments for the period between september 1999 and december 2000
] and three primary issues facing your organization/neighborhood this
] year. beth already has the numbers of attendence. thanks. lu.
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