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HANDLING PROBLEM BUILDINGS in our community

 Several state and local departments came together on October 27th  to inform residents of the services and processes in place to address buildings which are believed to be the source of problems in the community.  Representatives were there to collect address information on problem buildings from residents and to provide their phone numbers for direct…

CANA MAKES A “STAND” AT POLICE BOARD MEETING

 At the October Police Board meeting, the President of the Police Board commended CANA for the manner and content of its presentation. Four of the eight CANA members in attendance made presentations on the issues and concerns in our area. When a CANA member spoke, the entire group stood to show solidarity.  Although there were…

“45” NEVER LOOKED SO GOOD………… DID YOU SEE IT ?

Your neighborhood association continues to grow. At our meeting last night, 45 people came out to work for change in our community. That’s more than a 50% increase in attendance from our last meeting. Our message is touching people.  While enjoying light refreshments contributed by several members, we listened to reports from the committees.  Beautification-The…

SMART WOMEN, SMART MONEY  On Thursday, October 14,2010, I attended the 10th annual free Smart Women Smart Money conference and luncheon held by the Illinois State Treasurer at the UIC Forum. The keynote speaker was Rosie Rios, the Treasurer of the United States. The honorees were Merri Dee, State President, Illinois AARP and Leticia Velez-Hudson,…

USPS FREE MAILERS TO RECYCLE — USED SMALL ELECTRONICS

Feel good about recycling- it’s easy and free. MAIL IT BACK FOR FREE. RECYCLE — USED SMALL ELECTRONICS. The United States Post Office provides postage paid envelopes to recycle used small electronics. That includes cell phones, PDA’s, smart phones, MP3 players, digital cameras or up to 4 inkjet cartridges. Pick up the envelopes at the post…

YOUTH PROGRAMS at 15th DISTRICT

The 15th District Community Policing Office conducts the Youth Explorer Scout Program  and the Peer Jury Program for youth age 13-20.  This program helps youth to : Earn service learning hours Discover career potential Develop leadership skills improve public speaking skills experience peer-to-peer bonding partincipate in EXCITING ACTIVITIES The meetings take place on the 2nd…

CANA RECEPTION AND MEETING ON OCTOBER 19th AT 6:30 PM

You are not alone in your desire for see positive change. Come meet and share your ideas with others who support change and improvements to create a more vibrant neighborhood . Together we can turn our ideas into reality. Come participate in the development of the Central Austin Neighborhood Association. LOCATION Third Unitarian Church,  301 N. Mayfield  AGENDA…

POLICE BOARD MEETING:Taking our concerns to the next level

We must use all available means to obtain the necessary attention to the conditions in our neighborhood. We must do more than attend the CAPS meetings. We must address all who exercise control over the actions of the police.  The Police Board holds a public meeting once a month. Members of the public are invited…

CAPS MEETING ATTENDANCE:Part of the Solution

Four members of CANA attended the 1513N Beat Community Meeting, CAPS, at the District Police Station at 5701 W. Madison. There were approximately 15 people in attendance.  Problem Areas Madison and Mason Intersection Mayfield and Washington Intersection Mayfield and West End Intersection These intersections continue to be recognized by the police as problem areas. There…

ALDERMAN GRAHAM Given Notice of Problem Area

The alderman, on a weekly basis, remains open until 8:00pm on Mondays. On October 4, 2010, Ron and Serethea Reid met with the Alderman to discuss concerns about problems at the Madison and Mason intersection.  The Friday before this meeting, at midnight, Ron and Serethea called 911 repeatedly to address the drug sales, public disturbance,…

Tuesday, Next Meeting, 10/19 at 6:30PM

Come out and be the change you want to see in the neighborhood.  There is power in numbers. Tuesday, October 19th 6:30 PM Third Unitarian Church   301 N. Mayfield Come join neighbors, organizations, businesses, and institutions to plan and support change and improvements to create a more vibrant neighborhood. We have great potential and lots…

Alderman’s Monthly Meeting Provides Valuable Resource Information

I attended the Alderman’s monthly meeting which takes place on the first Monday of every month at 5701 W. Jackson. I heard information that could be valuable to many residents in our area. There were speakers from a number of organizations, as well as comments by the precinct captain and the alderman. There was also…

Next Meeting

September 14, 2010, Tuesday, 6:30PM Third Unitarian Church, 301 N. Mayfield The pace of our progress is a function of our level of preparation.We’re off to a great start. Let’s keep up the momentum.  Please prepare your thoughts for our meeting on Tuesday, September 14, 2010. Ideally you can prepare and send out by email…