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Downtown Neighborhoods Association
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Monthly Meeting
October 5, 2011

The October 2011 regular monthly meeting of the Downtown Neighborhoods Association was held at the Harwood Art Center, pursuant to prior approval.
Board members in attendance: Holly Siebert, Robert Bello, Miriam Ortiz y Pino, Ric Higginbotham, Jacque Wright, Lindi Anderson, David McCain, Sue Brych, Bob Yuhas, Rick Miera and Reba Eagles. Two board members were absent. Fourteen other neighbors also attended. Sign-in sheets are on file.
Acting Board Chair Reba Eagles called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Introductions were made. The agenda with the date changed to October 5. The September 7th minutes were approved.

Steve Cordova thanked DNA for recognizing his home as the House of the Month.
Jacque Wright gave the Treasurer’s Report. For the month of September, there were dues of $40 received, one expense of $80.25, for an ending balance of $17,731.02. The treasurer’s report was approved and is on file.
Sergeant Sanchez of APD gave the police report. He had no statistics to report. There was a discussion of what neighbors can do about graffiti, noise, and suspected drug dealing. There have been break-ins around Marquette and Luna, and auto burglaries around Old Town. APD is ticketing speeders on 12th St. There was a discussion about permits for parties and preparations for traffic and parking around the Twinkle Light Parade. Sgt. Sanchez said he could make no promises about the parade. If the pigeon-feeding ordinance is passed, it will probably be enforced by Animal Control, not APD.

COMMITTEES
The next item on the agenda was scheduled to be a presentation by Maryellen Hennessy (of the Landmarks and Urban Conservation Commission) on solar panels in historic areas. Robert Bello summarized the need for DNA to address the visual impact of solar panels and other emerging technologies installed on the exterior of buildings. Jim Clark suggested we look at guidelines for the Silver Hill neighborhood.
Miriam Ortiz y Pino moved and Robert Bello seconded that DNA support Latin Fusion’s application for a beer and wine license. The motion passed 11-0.
Robert Bello brought up a possible issue at 1301 Marble NW, where a single-family house is being converted to apartments. The project was red-tagged, apparently for a roof problem that has been repaired. There was general agreement that current townhouse zoning allows the apartment conversion, though this area is proposed to be single-family in the new Sector Development Plan.

Next was the scheduled discussion of traffic calming on 12th St. An ad hoc committee of neighbors on 12th has met to discuss speeding and overweight trucks on 12th. Five representatives were at this DNA meeting: Paul Citrin, Susan Citrin, Curtis Hunt, Linda Rodgers and Connie Moore. Paul Citrin summarized the discussion at the meeting of the ad hoc committee and pointed out that the Raynolds Addition was successful in getting appropriate changes on Lead and Coal. Jim Clark said it would be important to have 12th from Central to Lomas designated a collector instead of an arterial. Miriam Ortiz y Pino pointed out that there are more options for slowing traffic on collectors than arterials. Jim said that 12th north of Lomas would be difficult to downsize to a collector because traffic engineers will say that traffic to and from I-40 would be effected. There was some discussion about the process and how to get opinions to the correct party. Traffic studies and policy are the responsibility of the Mid-Region Council of Governments. Reba Eagles encouraged individual letters. Jacque Wright suggested that the October 13 meeting on the Sector Development Plan would be a good venue to voice concerns. Ric Higginbotham moved and Miriam Ortiz y Pino seconded that DNA authorize the ad hoc committee to study the wider implications of changes to 12th Street and gather information. The motion passed.

Reba Eagles suggested that we need to streamline the handling of the large number of e-mails received by DNA. Because of the rotating chairs, these e-mails now go to several different people. For instance there was some confusion regarding whether or not we were voting by e-mail on the Latin fusion beer and wine application. Jacque Wright volunteered to be the contact person so we have a single point of contact. Robert Bello moved and Sue Brych seconded to approve this idea. The motion passed.

Lindi Anderson said the Communications Committee needs articles by the end of December for the next newsletter, to be distributed late in January. She encouraged Connie Moore to submit an article on 12th St. traffic. Robert Bello suggested a review of the recent Houses of the Month (the Curb Appeal awards).
Lindi asked for people to participate as subcommittee members for the Tour Committee. She also solicited docents and ads for the tour program. Ric Higginbotham gave out copies he had made of the 2010 program to show to prospective advertisers. Then Anna Muller said she would “get all the ads”. The next meeting of the Tour Committee is scheduled for Tuesday, October 18, 6:30 p.m. at Lindi’s house, 421 11th NW. Potluck.
Jacque Wright reported that she bought the next round of trees for neighborhood planting today at Jericho Nursery. It is still possible to get a free tree, contact her if interested (401-3149).
Bob Yuhas said that no date has been set yet for the next meeting of the Safety Committee. Attendance has been disappointing so far. He has a survey of the blocks that already have block captains.
Holly Siebert is working with Jonathan Abdalla to get a high resolution DNA logo for the cards for the Care Committee.
Reba Eagles proposed a home on the south side of Roma between 13th and 14th for the Curb Appeal Award.
Miriam Ortiz y Pino hosted the first meeting of the Projects Committee. The committee is researching hangers for neighborhood signs (to announce meetings and events) and looking into a history project. Miriam attended the recent Mayor’s Forum. She encouraged the use of 311 for a variety of issues. Miriam also asked to what extent DNA should announce communications and issues from other neighborhoods.
Melanie Lewis announced the upcoming Lew Wallace School Fall Festival (Friday, October 28). She encouraged neighborhood involvement in the school, especially since DNA was a major advocate for reopening the school about 15 years ago.
Ric Higginbotham circulated a letter from DNA and the Raynolds Addition for signatures. He wrote the letter to encourage the City to add a permanent Rapid Ride stop on Central between 12th and 14th. The letter is on file.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:51 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
David McCain
Secretary

Downtown Neighborhoods Association
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Monthly Meeting
October 5, 2011

The October 2011 regular monthly meeting of the Downtown Neighborhoods Association was held at the Harwood Art Center, pursuant to prior approval.
Board members in attendance: Holly Siebert, Robert Bello, Miriam Ortiz y Pino, Ric Higginbotham, Jacque Wright, Lindi Anderson, David McCain, Sue Brych, Bob Yuhas, Rick Miera and Reba Eagles. Two board members were absent. Fourteen other neighbors also attended. Sign-in sheets are on file.
Acting Board Chair Reba Eagles called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Introductions were made. The agenda with the date changed to October 5. The August 3 minutes were approved.
Steve Cordova thanked DNA for recognizing his home as the House of the Month.
Jacque Wright gave the Treasurer’s Report. For the month of September, there were dues of $40 received, one expense of $80.25, for an ending balance of $17,731.02. The treasurer’s report was approved and is on file.
Sergeant Sanchez of APD gave the police report. He had no statistics to report. There was a discussion of what neighbors can do about graffiti, noise, and suspected drug dealing. There have been break-ins around Marquette and Luna, and auto burglaries around Old Town. APD is ticketing speeders on 12th St. There was a discussion about permits for parties and preparations for traffic and parking around the Twinkle Light Parade. Sgt. Sanchez said he could make no promises about the parade. If the pigeon-feeding ordinance is passed, it will probably be enforced by Animal Control, not APD.

COMMITTEES
The next item on the agenda was scheduled to be a presentation by Maryellen Hennessy (of the Landmarks and Urban Conservation Commission) on solar panels in historic areas. Robert Bello summarized the need for DNA to address the visual impact of solar panels and other emerging technologies installed on the exterior of buildings. Jim Clark suggested we look at guidelines for the Silver Hill neighborhood.
Miriam Ortiz y Pino moved and Robert Bello seconded that DNA support Latin Fusion’s application for a beer and wine license. The motion passed 11-0.
Robert Bello brought up a possible issue at 1301 Marble NW, where a single-family house is being converted to apartments. The project was red-tagged, apparently for a roof problem that has been repaired. There was general agreement that current townhouse zoning allows the apartment conversion, though this area is proposed to be single-family in the new Sector Development Plan.

Next was the scheduled discussion of traffic calming on 12th St. An ad hoc committee of neighbors on 12th has met to discuss speeding and overweight trucks on 12th. Five representatives were at this DNA meeting: Paul Citrin, Susan Citrin, Curtis Hunt, Linda Rodgers and Connie Moore. Paul Citrin summarized the discussion at the meeting of the ad hoc committee and pointed out that the Raynolds Addition was successful in getting appropriate changes on Lead and Coal. Jim Clark said it would be important to have 12th from Central to Lomas designated a collector instead of an arterial. Miriam Ortiz y Pino pointed out that there are more options for slowing traffic on collectors than arterials. Jim said that 12th north of Lomas would be difficult to downsize to a collector because traffic engineers will say that traffic to and from I-40 would be effected. There was some discussion about the process and how to get opinions to the correct party. Traffic studies and policy are the responsibility of the Mid-Region Council of Governments. Reba Eagles encouraged individual letters. Jacque Wright suggested that the October 13 meeting on the Sector Development Plan would be a good venue to voice concerns. Ric Higginbotham moved and Miriam Ortiz y Pino seconded that DNA authorize the ad hoc committee to study the wider implications of changes to 12th Street and gather information. The motion passed.

Reba Eagles suggested that we need to streamline the handling of the large number of e-mails received by DNA. Because of the rotating chairs, these e-mails now go to several different people. For instance there was some confusion regarding whether or not we were voting by e-mail on the Latin fusion beer and wine application. Jacque Wright volunteered to be the contact person so we have a single point of contact. Robert Bello moved and Sue Brych seconded to approve this idea. The motion passed.

Lindi Anderson said the Communications Committee needs articles by the end of December for the next newsletter, to be distributed late in January. She encouraged Connie Moore to submit an article on 12th St. traffic. Robert Bello suggested a review of the recent Houses of the Month (the Curb Appeal awards).
Lindi asked for people to participate as subcommittee members for the Tour Committee. She also solicited docents and ads for the tour program. Jacque Wright gave out copies she made of the 2010 program to show to prospective advertisers. Then Anna Muller said she would “get all the ads”. The next meeting of the Tour Committee is scheduled for Tuesday, October 18, 6:30 p.m. at Lindi’s house, 421 11th NW. Potluck.
Jacque Wright reported that she bought the next round of trees for neighborhood planting today at Jericho Nursery.
Bob Yuhas said that no date has been set yet for the next meeting of the Safety Committee. Attendance has been disappointing so far. He has a survey of the blocks that already have block captains.
Holly Siebert wants a high resolution DNA logo for the cards for the Care Committee.
Reba Eagles proposed a home on the south side of Roma between 13th and 14th for the Curb Appeal Award.
Miriam Ortiz y Pino hosted the first meeting of the Projects Committee. The committee is researching hangers for neighborhood signs (to announce meetings and events) and looking into a history project. Miriam attended the recent Mayor’s Forum. She encouraged the use of 311 for a variety of issues. Miriam also asked to what extent DNA should announce communications and issues from other neighborhoods.
Melanie Lewis announced the upcoming Lew Wallace School Fall Festival (Friday, October 28). She encouraged neighborhood involvement in the school, especially since DNA was a major advocate for reopening the school about 15 years ago.
Ric Higginbotham circulated a letter from DNA and the Raynolds Addition for signatures. He wrote the letter to encourage the City to add a permanent Rapid Ride stop on Central between 12th and 14th. The letter is on file.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:51 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
David McCain
Secretary

Downtown Neighborhoods Association
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Monthly Meeting
October 5, 2011

The October 2011 regular monthly meeting of the Downtown Neighborhoods Association was held at the Harwood Art Center, pursuant to prior approval.
Board members in attendance: Holly Siebert, Robert Bello, Miriam Ortiz y Pino, Ric Higginbotham, Jacque Wright, Lindi Anderson, David McCain, Sue Brych, Bob Yuhas, Rick Miera and Reba Eagles. Two board members were absent. Fourteen other neighbors also attended. Sign-in sheets are on file.
Acting Board Chair Reba Eagles called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Introductions were made. The agenda with the date changed to October 5. The August 3 minutes were approved.
Steve Cordova thanked DNA for recognizing his home as the House of the Month.
Jacque Wright gave the Treasurer’s Report. For the month of September, there were dues of $40 received, one expense of $80.25, for an ending balance of $17,731.02. The treasurer’s report was approved and is on file.
Sergeant Sanchez of APD gave the police report. He had no statistics to report. There was a discussion of what neighbors can do about graffiti, noise, and suspected drug dealing. There have been break-ins around Marquette and Luna, and auto burglaries around Old Town. APD is ticketing speeders on 12th St. There was a discussion about permits for parties and preparations for traffic and parking around the Twinkle Light Parade. Sgt. Sanchez said he could make no promises about the parade. If the pigeon-feeding ordinance is passed, it will probably be enforced by Animal Control, not APD.

COMMITTEES
The next item on the agenda was scheduled to be a presentation by Maryellen Hennessy (of the Landmarks and Urban Conservation Commission) on solar panels in historic areas. Robert Bello summarized the need for DNA to address the visual impact of solar panels and other emerging technologies installed on the exterior of buildings. Jim Clark suggested we look at guidelines for the Silver Hill neighborhood.
Miriam Ortiz y Pino moved and Robert Bello seconded that DNA support Latin Fusion’s application for a beer and wine license. The motion passed 11-0.
Robert Bello brought up a possible issue at 1301 Marble NW, where a single-family house is being converted to apartments. The project was red-tagged, apparently for a roof problem that has been repaired. There was general agreement that current townhouse zoning allows the apartment conversion, though this area is proposed to be single-family in the new Sector Development Plan.

Next was the scheduled discussion of traffic calming on 12th St. An ad hoc committee of neighbors on 12th has met to discuss speeding and overweight trucks on 12th. Five representatives were at this DNA meeting: Paul Citrin, Susan Citrin, Curtis Hunt, Linda Rodgers and Connie Moore. Paul Citrin summarized the discussion at the meeting of the ad hoc committee and pointed out that the Raynolds Addition was successful in getting appropriate changes on Lead and Coal. Jim Clark said it would be important to have 12th from Central to Lomas designated a collector instead of an arterial. Miriam Ortiz y Pino pointed out that there are more options for slowing traffic on collectors than arterials. Jim said that 12th north of Lomas would be difficult to downsize to a collector because traffic engineers will say that traffic to and from I-40 would be effected. There was some discussion about the process and how to get opinions to the correct party. Traffic studies and policy are the responsibility of the Mid-Region Council of Governments. Reba Eagles encouraged individual letters. Jacque Wright suggested that the October 13 meeting on the Sector Development Plan would be a good venue to voice concerns. Ric Higginbotham moved and Miriam Ortiz y Pino seconded that DNA authorize the ad hoc committee to study the wider implications of changes to 12th Street and gather information. The motion passed.

Reba Eagles suggested that we need to streamline the handling of the large number of e-mails received by DNA. Because of the rotating chairs, these e-mails now go to several different people. For instance there was some confusion regarding whether or not we were voting by e-mail on the Latin fusion beer and wine application. Jacque Wright volunteered to be the contact person so we have a single point of contact. Robert Bello moved and Sue Brych seconded to approve this idea. The motion passed.

Lindi Anderson said the Communications Committee needs articles by the end of December for the next newsletter, to be distributed late in January. She encouraged Connie Moore to submit an article on 12th St. traffic. Robert Bello suggested a review of the recent Houses of the Month (the Curb Appeal awards).
Lindi asked for people to participate as subcommittee members for the Tour Committee. She also solicited docents and ads for the tour program. Jacque Wright gave out copies she made of the 2010 program to show to prospective advertisers. Then Anna Muller said she would “get all the ads”. The next meeting of the Tour Committee is scheduled for Tuesday, October 18, 6:30 p.m. at Lindi’s house, 421 11th NW. Potluck.
Jacque Wright reported that she bought the next round of trees for neighborhood planting today at Jericho Nursery.
Bob Yuhas said that no date has been set yet for the next meeting of the Safety Committee. Attendance has been disappointing so far. He has a survey of the blocks that already have block captains.
Holly Siebert wants a high resolution DNA logo for the cards for the Care Committee.
Reba Eagles proposed a home on the south side of Roma between 13th and 14th for the Curb Appeal Award.
Miriam Ortiz y Pino hosted the first meeting of the Projects Committee. The committee is researching hangers for neighborhood signs (to announce meetings and events) and looking into a history project. Miriam attended the recent Mayor’s Forum. She encouraged the use of 311 for a variety of issues. Miriam also asked to what extent DNA should announce communications and issues from other neighborhoods.
Melanie Lewis announced the upcoming Lew Wallace School Fall Festival (Friday, October 28). She encouraged neighborhood involvement in the school, especially since DNA was a major advocate for reopening the school about 15 years ago.
Ric Higginbotham circulated a letter from DNA and the Raynolds Addition for signatures. He wrote the letter to encourage the City to add a permanent Rapid Ride stop on Central between 12th and 14th. The letter is on file.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:51 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
David McCain
Secretary

Downtown Neighborhoods Association
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Monthly Meeting
October 5, 2011

The October 2011 regular monthly meeting of the Downtown Neighborhoods Association was held at the Harwood Art Center, pursuant to prior approval.
Board members in attendance: Holly Siebert, Robert Bello, Miriam Ortiz y Pino, Ric Higginbotham, Jacque Wright, Lindi Anderson, David McCain, Sue Brych, Bob Yuhas, Rick Miera and Reba Eagles. Two board members were absent. Fourteen other neighbors also attended. Sign-in sheets are on file.
Acting Board Chair Reba Eagles called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Introductions were made. The agenda with the date changed to October 5. The August 3 minutes were approved.
Steve Cordova thanked DNA for recognizing his home as the House of the Month.
Jacque Wright gave the Treasurer’s Report. For the month of September, there were dues of $40 received, one expense of $80.25, for an ending balance of $17,731.02. The treasurer’s report was approved and is on file.
Sergeant Sanchez of APD gave the police report. He had no statistics to report. There was a discussion of what neighbors can do about graffiti, noise, and suspected drug dealing. There have been break-ins around Marquette and Luna, and auto burglaries around Old Town. APD is ticketing speeders on 12th St. There was a discussion about permits for parties and preparations for traffic and parking around the Twinkle Light Parade. Sgt. Sanchez said he could make no promises about the parade. If the pigeon-feeding ordinance is passed, it will probably be enforced by Animal Control, not APD.

COMMITTEES
The next item on the agenda was scheduled to be a presentation by Maryellen Hennessy (of the Landmarks and Urban Conservation Commission) on solar panels in historic areas. Robert Bello summarized the need for DNA to address the visual impact of solar panels and other emerging technologies installed on the exterior of buildings. Jim Clark suggested we look at guidelines for the Silver Hill neighborhood.
Miriam Ortiz y Pino moved and Robert Bello seconded that DNA support Latin Fusion’s application for a beer and wine license. The motion passed 11-0.
Robert Bello brought up a possible issue at 1301 Marble NW, where a single-family house is being converted to apartments. The project was red-tagged, apparently for a roof problem that has been repaired. There was general agreement that current townhouse zoning allows the apartment conversion, though this area is proposed to be single-family in the new Sector Development Plan.

Next was the scheduled discussion of traffic calming on 12th St. An ad hoc committee of neighbors on 12th has met to discuss speeding and overweight trucks on 12th. Five representatives were at this DNA meeting: Paul Citrin, Susan Citrin, Curtis Hunt, Linda Rodgers and Connie Moore. Paul Citrin summarized the discussion at the meeting of the ad hoc committee and pointed out that the Raynolds Addition was successful in getting appropriate changes on Lead and Coal. Jim Clark said it would be important to have 12th from Central to Lomas designated a collector instead of an arterial. Miriam Ortiz y Pino pointed out that there are more options for slowing traffic on collectors than arterials. Jim said that 12th north of Lomas would be difficult to downsize to a collector because traffic engineers will say that traffic to and from I-40 would be effected. There was some discussion about the process and how to get opinions to the correct party. Traffic studies and policy are the responsibility of the Mid-Region Council of Governments. Reba Eagles encouraged individual letters. Jacque Wright suggested that the October 13 meeting on the Sector Development Plan would be a good venue to voice concerns. Ric Higginbotham moved and Miriam Ortiz y Pino seconded that DNA authorize the ad hoc committee to study the wider implications of changes to 12th Street and gather information. The motion passed.

Reba Eagles suggested that we need to streamline the handling of the large number of e-mails received by DNA. Because of the rotating chairs, these e-mails now go to several different people. For instance there was some confusion regarding whether or not we were voting by e-mail on the Latin fusion beer and wine application. Jacque Wright volunteered to be the contact person so we have a single point of contact. Robert Bello moved and Sue Brych seconded to approve this idea. The motion passed.

Lindi Anderson said the Communications Committee needs articles by the end of December for the next newsletter, to be distributed late in January. She encouraged Connie Moore to submit an article on 12th St. traffic. Robert Bello suggested a review of the recent Houses of the Month (the Curb Appeal awards).
Lindi asked for people to participate as subcommittee members for the Tour Committee. She also solicited docents and ads for the tour program. Jacque Wright gave out copies she made of the 2010 program to show to prospective advertisers. Then Anna Muller said she would “get all the ads”. The next meeting of the Tour Committee is scheduled for Tuesday, October 18, 6:30 p.m. at Lindi’s house, 421 11th NW. Potluck.
Jacque Wright reported that she bought the next round of trees for neighborhood planting today at Jericho Nursery.
Bob Yuhas said that no date has been set yet for the next meeting of the Safety Committee. Attendance has been disappointing so far. He has a survey of the blocks that already have block captains.
Holly Siebert wants a high resolution DNA logo for the cards for the Care Committee.
Reba Eagles proposed a home on the south side of Roma between 13th and 14th for the Curb Appeal Award.
Miriam Ortiz y Pino hosted the first meeting of the Projects Committee. The committee is researching hangers for neighborhood signs (to announce meetings and events) and looking into a history project. Miriam attended the recent Mayor’s Forum. She encouraged the use of 311 for a variety of issues. Miriam also asked to what extent DNA should announce communications and issues from other neighborhoods.
Melanie Lewis announced the upcoming Lew Wallace School Fall Festival (Friday, October 28). She encouraged neighborhood involvement in the school, especially since DNA was a major advocate for reopening the school about 15 years ago.
Ric Higginbotham circulated a letter from DNA and the Raynolds Addition for signatures. He wrote the letter to encourage the City to add a permanent Rapid Ride stop on Central between 12th and 14th. The letter is on file.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:51 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
David McCain
Secretary

Downtown Neighborhoods Association
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Monthly Meeting
October 5, 2011

The October 2011 regular monthly meeting of the Downtown Neighborhoods Association was held at the Harwood Art Center, pursuant to prior approval.
Board members in attendance: Holly Siebert, Robert Bello, Miriam Ortiz y Pino, Ric Higginbotham, Jacque Wright, Lindi Anderson, David McCain, Sue Brych, Bob Yuhas, Rick Miera and Reba Eagles. Two board members were absent. Fourteen other neighbors also attended. Sign-in sheets are on file.
Acting Board Chair Reba Eagles called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Introductions were made. The agenda with the date changed to October 5. The August 3 minutes were approved.
Steve Cordova thanked DNA for recognizing his home as the House of the Month.
Jacque Wright gave the Treasurer’s Report. For the month of September, there were dues of $40 received, one expense of $80.25, for an ending balance of $17,731.02. The treasurer’s report was approved and is on file.
Sergeant Sanchez of APD gave the police report. He had no statistics to report. There was a discussion of what neighbors can do about graffiti, noise, and suspected drug dealing. There have been break-ins around Marquette and Luna, and auto burglaries around Old Town. APD is ticketing speeders on 12th St. There was a discussion about permits for parties and preparations for traffic and parking around the Twinkle Light Parade. Sgt. Sanchez said he could make no promises about the parade. If the pigeon-feeding ordinance is passed, it will probably be enforced by Animal Control, not APD.

COMMITTEES
The next item on the agenda was scheduled to be a presentation by Maryellen Hennessy (of the Landmarks and Urban Conservation Commission) on solar panels in historic areas. Robert Bello summarized the need for DNA to address the visual impact of solar panels and other emerging technologies installed on the exterior of buildings. Jim Clark suggested we look at guidelines for the Silver Hill neighborhood.
Miriam Ortiz y Pino moved and Robert Bello seconded that DNA support Latin Fusion’s application for a beer and wine license. The motion passed 11-0.
Robert Bello brought up a possible issue at 1301 Marble NW, where a single-family house is being converted to apartments. The project was red-tagged, apparently for a roof problem that has been repaired. There was general agreement that current townhouse zoning allows the apartment conversion, though this area is proposed to be single-family in the new Sector Development Plan.

Next was the scheduled discussion of traffic calming on 12th St. An ad hoc committee of neighbors on 12th has met to discuss speeding and overweight trucks on 12th. Five representatives were at this DNA meeting: Paul Citrin, Susan Citrin, Curtis Hunt, Linda Rodgers and Connie Moore. Paul Citrin summarized the discussion at the meeting of the ad hoc committee and pointed out that the Raynolds Addition was successful in getting appropriate changes on Lead and Coal. Jim Clark said it would be important to have 12th from Central to Lomas designated a collector instead of an arterial. Miriam Ortiz y Pino pointed out that there are more options for slowing traffic on collectors than arterials. Jim said that 12th north of Lomas would be difficult to downsize to a collector because traffic engineers will say that traffic to and from I-40 would be effected. There was some discussion about the process and how to get opinions to the correct party. Traffic studies and policy are the responsibility of the Mid-Region Council of Governments. Reba Eagles encouraged individual letters. Jacque Wright suggested that the October 13 meeting on the Sector Development Plan would be a good venue to voice concerns. Ric Higginbotham moved and Miriam Ortiz y Pino seconded that DNA authorize the ad hoc committee to study the wider implications of changes to 12th Street and gather information. The motion passed.

Reba Eagles suggested that we need to streamline the handling of the large number of e-mails received by DNA. Because of the rotating chairs, these e-mails now go to several different people. For instance there was some confusion regarding whether or not we were voting by e-mail on the Latin fusion beer and wine application. Jacque Wright volunteered to be the contact person so we have a single point of contact. Robert Bello moved and Sue Brych seconded to approve this idea. The motion passed.

Lindi Anderson said the Communications Committee needs articles by the end of December for the next newsletter, to be distributed late in January. She encouraged Connie Moore to submit an article on 12th St. traffic. Robert Bello suggested a review of the recent Houses of the Month (the Curb Appeal awards).
Lindi asked for people to participate as subcommittee members for the Tour Committee. She also solicited docents and ads for the tour program. Jacque Wright gave out copies she made of the 2010 program to show to prospective advertisers. Then Anna Muller said she would “get all the ads”. The next meeting of the Tour Committee is scheduled for Tuesday, October 18, 6:30 p.m. at Lindi’s house, 421 11th NW. Potluck.
Jacque Wright reported that she bought the next round of trees for neighborhood planting today at Jericho Nursery.
Bob Yuhas said that no date has been set yet for the next meeting of the Safety Committee. Attendance has been disappointing so far. He has a survey of the blocks that already have block captains.
Holly Siebert wants a high resolution DNA logo for the cards for the Care Committee.
Reba Eagles proposed a home on the south side of Roma between 13th and 14th for the Curb Appeal Award.
Miriam Ortiz y Pino hosted the first meeting of the Projects Committee. The committee is researching hangers for neighborhood signs (to announce meetings and events) and looking into a history project. Miriam attended the recent Mayor’s Forum. She encouraged the use of 311 for a variety of issues. Miriam also asked to what extent DNA should announce communications and issues from other neighborhoods.
Melanie Lewis announced the upcoming Lew Wallace School Fall Festival (Friday, October 28). She encouraged neighborhood involvement in the school, especially since DNA was a major advocate for reopening the school about 15 years ago.
Ric Higginbotham circulated a letter from DNA and the Raynolds Addition for signatures. He wrote the letter to encourage the City to add a permanent Rapid Ride stop on Central between 12th and 14th. The letter is on file.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:51 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
David McCain
Secretary

Downtown Neighborhoods Association
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Monthly Meeting
October 5, 2011

The October 2011 regular monthly meeting of the Downtown Neighborhoods Association was held at the Harwood Art Center, pursuant to prior approval.
Board members in attendance: Holly Siebert, Robert Bello, Miriam Ortiz y Pino, Ric Higginbotham, Jacque Wright, Lindi Anderson, David McCain, Sue Brych, Bob Yuhas, Rick Miera and Reba Eagles. Two board members were absent. Fourteen other neighbors also attended. Sign-in sheets are on file.
Acting Board Chair Reba Eagles called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Introductions were made. The agenda with the date changed to October 5. The August 3 minutes were approved.
Steve Cordova thanked DNA for recognizing his home as the House of the Month.
Jacque Wright gave the Treasurer’s Report. For the month of September, there were dues of $40 received, one expense of $80.25, for an ending balance of $17,731.02. The treasurer’s report was approved and is on file.
Sergeant Sanchez of APD gave the police report. He had no statistics to report. There was a discussion of what neighbors can do about graffiti, noise, and suspected drug dealing. There have been break-ins around Marquette and Luna, and auto burglaries around Old Town. APD is ticketing speeders on 12th St. There was a discussion about permits for parties and preparations for traffic and parking around the Twinkle Light Parade. Sgt. Sanchez said he could make no promises about the parade. If the pigeon-feeding ordinance is passed, it will probably be enforced by Animal Control, not APD.

COMMITTEES
The next item on the agenda was scheduled to be a presentation by Maryellen Hennessy (of the Landmarks and Urban Conservation Commission) on solar panels in historic areas. Robert Bello summarized the need for DNA to address the visual impact of solar panels and other emerging technologies installed on the exterior of buildings. Jim Clark suggested we look at guidelines for the Silver Hill neighborhood.
Miriam Ortiz y Pino moved and Robert Bello seconded that DNA support Latin Fusion’s application for a beer and wine license. The motion passed 11-0.
Robert Bello brought up a possible issue at 1301 Marble NW, where a single-family house is being converted to apartments. The project was red-tagged, apparently for a roof problem that has been repaired. There was general agreement that current townhouse zoning allows the apartment conversion, though this area is proposed to be single-family in the new Sector Development Plan.

Next was the scheduled discussion of traffic calming on 12th St. An ad hoc committee of neighbors on 12th has met to discuss speeding and overweight trucks on 12th. Five representatives were at this DNA meeting: Paul Citrin, Susan Citrin, Curtis Hunt, Linda Rodgers and Connie Moore. Paul Citrin summarized the discussion at the meeting of the ad hoc committee and pointed out that the Raynolds Addition was successful in getting appropriate changes on Lead and Coal. Jim Clark said it would be important to have 12th from Central to Lomas designated a collector instead of an arterial. Miriam Ortiz y Pino pointed out that there are more options for slowing traffic on collectors than arterials. Jim said that 12th north of Lomas would be difficult to downsize to a collector because traffic engineers will say that traffic to and from I-40 would be effected. There was some discussion about the process and how to get opinions to the correct party. Traffic studies and policy are the responsibility of the Mid-Region Council of Governments. Reba Eagles encouraged individual letters. Jacque Wright suggested that the October 13 meeting on the Sector Development Plan would be a good venue to voice concerns. Ric Higginbotham moved and Miriam Ortiz y Pino seconded that DNA authorize the ad hoc committee to study the wider implications of changes to 12th Street and gather information. The motion passed.

Reba Eagles suggested that we need to streamline the handling of the large number of e-mails received by DNA. Because of the rotating chairs, these e-mails now go to several different people. For instance there was some confusion regarding whether or not we were voting by e-mail on the Latin fusion beer and wine application. Jacque Wright volunteered to be the contact person so we have a single point of contact. Robert Bello moved and Sue Brych seconded to approve this idea. The motion passed.

Lindi Anderson said the Communications Committee needs articles by the end of December for the next newsletter, to be distributed late in January. She encouraged Connie Moore to submit an article on 12th St. traffic. Robert Bello suggested a review of the recent Houses of the Month (the Curb Appeal awards).
Lindi asked for people to participate as subcommittee members for the Tour Committee. She also solicited docents and ads for the tour program. Jacque Wright gave out copies she made of the 2010 program to show to prospective advertisers. Then Anna Muller said she would “get all the ads”. The next meeting of the Tour Committee is scheduled for Tuesday, October 18, 6:30 p.m. at Lindi’s house, 421 11th NW. Potluck.
Jacque Wright reported that she bought the next round of trees for neighborhood planting today at Jericho Nursery.
Bob Yuhas said that no date has been set yet for the next meeting of the Safety Committee. Attendance has been disappointing so far. He has a survey of the blocks that already have block captains.
Holly Siebert wants a high resolution DNA logo for the cards for the Care Committee.
Reba Eagles proposed a home on the south side of Roma between 13th and 14th for the Curb Appeal Award.
Miriam Ortiz y Pino hosted the first meeting of the Projects Committee. The committee is researching hangers for neighborhood signs (to announce meetings and events) and looking into a history project. Miriam attended the recent Mayor’s Forum. She encouraged the use of 311 for a variety of issues. Miriam also asked to what extent DNA should announce communications and issues from other neighborhoods.
Melanie Lewis announced the upcoming Lew Wallace School Fall Festival (Friday, October 28). She encouraged neighborhood involvement in the school, especially since DNA was a major advocate for reopening the school about 15 years ago.
Ric Higginbotham circulated a letter from DNA and the Raynolds Addition for signatures. He wrote the letter to encourage the City to add a permanent Rapid Ride stop on Central between 12th and 14th. The letter is on file.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:51 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
David McCain
Secretary

Downtown Neighborhoods Association
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Monthly Meeting
October 5, 2011

The October 2011 regular monthly meeting of the Downtown Neighborhoods Association was held at the Harwood Art Center, pursuant to prior approval.
Board members in attendance: Holly Siebert, Robert Bello, Miriam Ortiz y Pino, Ric Higginbotham, Jacque Wright, Lindi Anderson, David McCain, Sue Brych, Bob Yuhas, Rick Miera and Reba Eagles. Two board members were absent. Fourteen other neighbors also attended. Sign-in sheets are on file.
Acting Board Chair Reba Eagles called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Introductions were made. The agenda with the date changed to October 5. The August 3 minutes were approved.
Steve Cordova thanked DNA for recognizing his home as the House of the Month.
Jacque Wright gave the Treasurer’s Report. For the month of September, there were dues of $40 received, one expense of $80.25, for an ending balance of $17,731.02. The treasurer’s report was approved and is on file.
Sergeant Sanchez of APD gave the police report. He had no statistics to report. There was a discussion of what neighbors can do about graffiti, noise, and suspected drug dealing. There have been break-ins around Marquette and Luna, and auto burglaries around Old Town. APD is ticketing speeders on 12th St. There was a discussion about permits for parties and preparations for traffic and parking around the Twinkle Light Parade. Sgt. Sanchez said he could make no promises about the parade. If the pigeon-feeding ordinance is passed, it will probably be enforced by Animal Control, not APD.

COMMITTEES
The next item on the agenda was scheduled to be a presentation by Maryellen Hennessy (of the Landmarks and Urban Conservation Commission) on solar panels in historic areas. Robert Bello summarized the need for DNA to address the visual impact of solar panels and other emerging technologies installed on the exterior of buildings. Jim Clark suggested we look at guidelines for the Silver Hill neighborhood.
Miriam Ortiz y Pino moved and Robert Bello seconded that DNA support Latin Fusion’s application for a beer and wine license. The motion passed 11-0.
Robert Bello brought up a possible issue at 1301 Marble NW, where a single-family house is being converted to apartments. The project was red-tagged, apparently for a roof problem that has been repaired. There was general agreement that current townhouse zoning allows the apartment conversion, though this area is proposed to be single-family in the new Sector Development Plan.

Next was the scheduled discussion of traffic calming on 12th St. An ad hoc committee of neighbors on 12th has met to discuss speeding and overweight trucks on 12th. Five representatives were at this DNA meeting: Paul Citrin, Susan Citrin, Curtis Hunt, Linda Rodgers and Connie Moore. Paul Citrin summarized the discussion at the meeting of the ad hoc committee and pointed out that the Raynolds Addition was successful in getting appropriate changes on Lead and Coal. Jim Clark said it would be important to have 12th from Central to Lomas designated a collector instead of an arterial. Miriam Ortiz y Pino pointed out that there are more options for slowing traffic on collectors than arterials. Jim said that 12th north of Lomas would be difficult to downsize to a collector because traffic engineers will say that traffic to and from I-40 would be effected. There was some discussion about the process and how to get opinions to the correct party. Traffic studies and policy are the responsibility of the Mid-Region Council of Governments. Reba Eagles encouraged individual letters. Jacque Wright suggested that the October 13 meeting on the Sector Development Plan would be a good venue to voice concerns. Ric Higginbotham moved and Miriam Ortiz y Pino seconded that DNA authorize the ad hoc committee to study the wider implications of changes to 12th Street and gather information. The motion passed.

Reba Eagles suggested that we need to streamline the handling of the large number of e-mails received by DNA. Because of the rotating chairs, these e-mails now go to several different people. For instance there was some confusion regarding whether or not we were voting by e-mail on the Latin fusion beer and wine application. Jacque Wright volunteered to be the contact person so we have a single point of contact. Robert Bello moved and Sue Brych seconded to approve this idea. The motion passed.

Lindi Anderson said the Communications Committee needs articles by the end of December for the next newsletter, to be distributed late in January. She encouraged Connie Moore to submit an article on 12th St. traffic. Robert Bello suggested a review of the recent Houses of the Month (the Curb Appeal awards).
Lindi asked for people to participate as subcommittee members for the Tour Committee. She also solicited docents and ads for the tour program. Jacque Wright gave out copies she made of the 2010 program to show to prospective advertisers. Then Anna Muller said she would “get all the ads”. The next meeting of the Tour Committee is scheduled for Tuesday, October 18, 6:30 p.m. at Lindi’s house, 421 11th NW. Potluck.
Jacque Wright reported that she bought the next round of trees for neighborhood planting today at Jericho Nursery.
Bob Yuhas said that no date has been set yet for the next meeting of the Safety Committee. Attendance has been disappointing so far. He has a survey of the blocks that already have block captains.
Holly Siebert wants a high resolution DNA logo for the cards for the Care Committee.
Reba Eagles proposed a home on the south side of Roma between 13th and 14th for the Curb Appeal Award.
Miriam Ortiz y Pino hosted the first meeting of the Projects Committee. The committee is researching hangers for neighborhood signs (to announce meetings and events) and looking into a history project. Miriam attended the recent Mayor’s Forum. She encouraged the use of 311 for a variety of issues. Miriam also asked to what extent DNA should announce communications and issues from other neighborhoods.
Melanie Lewis announced the upcoming Lew Wallace School Fall Festival (Friday, October 28). She encouraged neighborhood involvement in the school, especially since DNA was a major advocate for reopening the school about 15 years ago.
Ric Higginbotham circulated a letter from DNA and the Raynolds Addition for signatures. He wrote the letter to encourage the City to add a permanent Rapid Ride stop on Central between 12th and 14th. The letter is on file.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:51 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
David McCain
Secretary

Downtown Neighborhoods Association
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Monthly Meeting
October 5, 2011

The October 2011 regular monthly meeting of the Downtown Neighborhoods Association was held at the Harwood Art Center, pursuant to prior approval.
Board members in attendance: Holly Siebert, Robert Bello, Miriam Ortiz y Pino, Ric Higginbotham, Jacque Wright, Lindi Anderson, David McCain, Sue Brych, Bob Yuhas, Rick Miera and Reba Eagles. Two board members were absent. Fourteen other neighbors also attended. Sign-in sheets are on file.
Acting Board Chair Reba Eagles called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Introductions were made. The agenda with the date changed to October 5. The August 3 minutes were approved.
Steve Cordova thanked DNA for recognizing his home as the House of the Month.
Jacque Wright gave the Treasurer’s Report. For the month of September, there were dues of $40 received, one expense of $80.25, for an ending balance of $17,731.02. The treasurer’s report was approved and is on file.
Sergeant Sanchez of APD gave the police report. He had no statistics to report. There was a discussion of what neighbors can do about graffiti, noise, and suspected drug dealing. There have been break-ins around Marquette and Luna, and auto burglaries around Old Town. APD is ticketing speeders on 12th St. There was a discussion about permits for parties and preparations for traffic and parking around the Twinkle Light Parade. Sgt. Sanchez said he could make no promises about the parade. If the pigeon-feeding ordinance is passed, it will probably be enforced by Animal Control, not APD.

COMMITTEES
The next item on the agenda was scheduled to be a presentation by Maryellen Hennessy (of the Landmarks and Urban Conservation Commission) on solar panels in historic areas. Robert Bello summarized the need for DNA to address the visual impact of solar panels and other emerging technologies installed on the exterior of buildings. Jim Clark suggested we look at guidelines for the Silver Hill neighborhood.
Miriam Ortiz y Pino moved and Robert Bello seconded that DNA support Latin Fusion’s application for a beer and wine license. The motion passed 11-0.
Robert Bello brought up a possible issue at 1301 Marble NW, where a single-family house is being converted to apartments. The project was red-tagged, apparently for a roof problem that has been repaired. There was general agreement that current townhouse zoning allows the apartment conversion, though this area is proposed to be single-family in the new Sector Development Plan.

Next was the scheduled discussion of traffic calming on 12th St. An ad hoc committee of neighbors on 12th has met to discuss speeding and overweight trucks on 12th. Five representatives were at this DNA meeting: Paul Citrin, Susan Citrin, Curtis Hunt, Linda Rodgers and Connie Moore. Paul Citrin summarized the discussion at the meeting of the ad hoc committee and pointed out that the Raynolds Addition was successful in getting appropriate changes on Lead and Coal. Jim Clark said it would be important to have 12th from Central to Lomas designated a collector instead of an arterial. Miriam Ortiz y Pino pointed out that there are more options for slowing traffic on collectors than arterials. Jim said that 12th north of Lomas would be difficult to downsize to a collector because traffic engineers will say that traffic to and from I-40 would be effected. There was some discussion about the process and how to get opinions to the correct party. Traffic studies and policy are the responsibility of the Mid-Region Council of Governments. Reba Eagles encouraged individual letters. Jacque Wright suggested that the October 13 meeting on the Sector Development Plan would be a good venue to voice concerns. Ric Higginbotham moved and Miriam Ortiz y Pino seconded that DNA authorize the ad hoc committee to study the wider implications of changes to 12th Street and gather information. The motion passed.

Reba Eagles suggested that we need to streamline the handling of the large number of e-mails received by DNA. Because of the rotating chairs, these e-mails now go to several different people. For instance there was some confusion regarding whether or not we were voting by e-mail on the Latin fusion beer and wine application. Jacque Wright volunteered to be the contact person so we have a single point of contact. Robert Bello moved and Sue Brych seconded to approve this idea. The motion passed.

Lindi Anderson said the Communications Committee needs articles by the end of December for the next newsletter, to be distributed late in January. She encouraged Connie Moore to submit an article on 12th St. traffic. Robert Bello suggested a review of the recent Houses of the Month (the Curb Appeal awards).
Lindi asked for people to participate as subcommittee members for the Tour Committee. She also solicited docents and ads for the tour program. Jacque Wright gave out copies she made of the 2010 program to show to prospective advertisers. Then Anna Muller said she would “get all the ads”. The next meeting of the Tour Committee is scheduled for Tuesday, October 18, 6:30 p.m. at Lindi’s house, 421 11th NW. Potluck.
Jacque Wright reported that she bought the next round of trees for neighborhood planting today at Jericho Nursery.
Bob Yuhas said that no date has been set yet for the next meeting of the Safety Committee. Attendance has been disappointing so far. He has a survey of the blocks that already have block captains.
Holly Siebert wants a high resolution DNA logo for the cards for the Care Committee.
Reba Eagles proposed a home on the south side of Roma between 13th and 14th for the Curb Appeal Award.
Miriam Ortiz y Pino hosted the first meeting of the Projects Committee. The committee is researching hangers for neighborhood signs (to announce meetings and events) and looking into a history project. Miriam attended the recent Mayor’s Forum. She encouraged the use of 311 for a variety of issues. Miriam also asked to what extent DNA should announce communications and issues from other neighborhoods.
Melanie Lewis announced the upcoming Lew Wallace School Fall Festival (Friday, October 28). She encouraged neighborhood involvement in the school, especially since DNA was a major advocate for reopening the school about 15 years ago.
Ric Higginbotham circulated a letter from DNA and the Raynolds Addition for signatures. He wrote the letter to encourage the City to add a permanent Rapid Ride stop on Central between 12th and 14th. The letter is on file.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:51 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
David McCain
Secretary

Downtown Neighborhoods Association
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Monthly Meeting
October 5, 2011

The October 2011 regular monthly meeting of the Downtown Neighborhoods Association was held at the Harwood Art Center, pursuant to prior approval.
Board members in attendance: Holly Siebert, Robert Bello, Miriam Ortiz y Pino, Ric Higginbotham, Jacque Wright, Lindi Anderson, David McCain, Sue Brych, Bob Yuhas, Rick Miera and Reba Eagles. Two board members were absent. Fourteen other neighbors also attended. Sign-in sheets are on file.
Acting Board Chair Reba Eagles called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Introductions were made. The agenda with the date changed to October 5. The August 3 minutes were approved.
Steve Cordova thanked DNA for recognizing his home as the House of the Month.
Jacque Wright gave the Treasurer’s Report. For the month of September, there were dues of $40 received, one expense of $80.25, for an ending balance of $17,731.02. The treasurer’s report was approved and is on file.
Sergeant Sanchez of APD gave the police report. He had no statistics to report. There was a discussion of what neighbors can do about graffiti, noise, and suspected drug dealing. There have been break-ins around Marquette and Luna, and auto burglaries around Old Town. APD is ticketing speeders on 12th St. There was a discussion about permits for parties and preparations for traffic and parking around the Twinkle Light Parade. Sgt. Sanchez said he could make no promises about the parade. If the pigeon-feeding ordinance is passed, it will probably be enforced by Animal Control, not APD.

COMMITTEES
The next item on the agenda was scheduled to be a presentation by Maryellen Hennessy (of the Landmarks and Urban Conservation Commission) on solar panels in historic areas. Robert Bello summarized the need for DNA to address the visual impact of solar panels and other emerging technologies installed on the exterior of buildings. Jim Clark suggested we look at guidelines for the Silver Hill neighborhood.
Miriam Ortiz y Pino moved and Robert Bello seconded that DNA support Latin Fusion’s application for a beer and wine license. The motion passed 11-0.
Robert Bello brought up a possible issue at 1301 Marble NW, where a single-family house is being converted to apartments. The project was red-tagged, apparently for a roof problem that has been repaired. There was general agreement that current townhouse zoning allows the apartment conversion, though this area is proposed to be single-family in the new Sector Development Plan.

Next was the scheduled discussion of traffic calming on 12th St. An ad hoc committee of neighbors on 12th has met to discuss speeding and overweight trucks on 12th. Five representatives were at this DNA meeting: Paul Citrin, Susan Citrin, Curtis Hunt, Linda Rodgers and Connie Moore. Paul Citrin summarized the discussion at the meeting of the ad hoc committee and pointed out that the Raynolds Addition was successful in getting appropriate changes on Lead and Coal. Jim Clark said it would be important to have 12th from Central to Lomas designated a collector instead of an arterial. Miriam Ortiz y Pino pointed out that there are more options for slowing traffic on collectors than arterials. Jim said that 12th north of Lomas would be difficult to downsize to a collector because traffic engineers will say that traffic to and from I-40 would be effected. There was some discussion about the process and how to get opinions to the correct party. Traffic studies and policy are the responsibility of the Mid-Region Council of Governments. Reba Eagles encouraged individual letters. Jacque Wright suggested that the October 13 meeting on the Sector Development Plan would be a good venue to voice concerns. Ric Higginbotham moved and Miriam Ortiz y Pino seconded that DNA authorize the ad hoc committee to study the wider implications of changes to 12th Street and gather information. The motion passed.

Reba Eagles suggested that we need to streamline the handling of the large number of e-mails received by DNA. Because of the rotating chairs, these e-mails now go to several different people. For instance there was some confusion regarding whether or not we were voting by e-mail on the Latin fusion beer and wine application. Jacque Wright volunteered to be the contact person so we have a single point of contact. Robert Bello moved and Sue Brych seconded to approve this idea. The motion passed.

Lindi Anderson said the Communications Committee needs articles by the end of December for the next newsletter, to be distributed late in January. She encouraged Connie Moore to submit an article on 12th St. traffic. Robert Bello suggested a review of the recent Houses of the Month (the Curb Appeal awards).
Lindi asked for people to participate as subcommittee members for the Tour Committee. She also solicited docents and ads for the tour program. Jacque Wright gave out copies she made of the 2010 program to show to prospective advertisers. Then Anna Muller said she would “get all the ads”. The next meeting of the Tour Committee is scheduled for Tuesday, October 18, 6:30 p.m. at Lindi’s house, 421 11th NW. Potluck.
Jacque Wright reported that she bought the next round of trees for neighborhood planting today at Jericho Nursery.
Bob Yuhas said that no date has been set yet for the next meeting of the Safety Committee. Attendance has been disappointing so far. He has a survey of the blocks that already have block captains.
Holly Siebert wants a high resolution DNA logo for the cards for the Care Committee.
Reba Eagles proposed a home on the south side of Roma between 13th and 14th for the Curb Appeal Award.
Miriam Ortiz y Pino hosted the first meeting of the Projects Committee. The committee is researching hangers for neighborhood signs (to announce meetings and events) and looking into a history project. Miriam attended the recent Mayor’s Forum. She encouraged the use of 311 for a variety of issues. Miriam also asked to what extent DNA should announce communications and issues from other neighborhoods.
Melanie Lewis announced the upcoming Lew Wallace School Fall Festival (Friday, October 28). She encouraged neighborhood involvement in the school, especially since DNA was a major advocate for reopening the school about 15 years ago.
Ric Higginbotham circulated a letter from DNA and the Raynolds Addition for signatures. He wrote the letter to encourage the City to add a permanent Rapid Ride stop on Central between 12th and 14th. The letter is on file.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:51 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
David McCain
Secretary