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Archive for October, 2010

Summary of Issues Raised at the Police Board and with District Management

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October 25, 2010

The Central Austin Neighborhood Association, CANA, represents 16 blocks in the 015ThDistrict. Our mission is to unite institutions and residents to build and protect an excellent place to live, work, play, raise children, run a business and worship. Our goal is to identify, strategize, and organize around significant community issues To improve the physical...
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CANA MAKES A “STAND” AT POLICE BOARD MEETING

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October 25, 2010

 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...
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CANA Cleans up the Neighborhood

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October 20, 2010
CANA Cleans up the Neighborhood

CANA Members begin Anti-Litter Campaign by picking up trash throughout the neighborhood! Twelve neighbors and members joined Facilitator Marvin Marshall picking up trash along Austin, Mason, Mayfield and Menard this past Saturday morning. Yes we can make a difference! Working to make our neighboorhood beautiful! The team relaxes after a full day at 3rd Unitarian Church...
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“45” NEVER LOOKED SO GOOD………… DID YOU SEE IT ?

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October 20, 2010

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....
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October 16, 2010

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...
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Neighborhood Trash Pickup Day – Sat Oct 16th 9:00 AM

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October 15, 2010

 LET’S PICKUP OUR NEIGHBORHOOD  BY PICKING UP THE TRASH COME LEND A HAND AS CANA EMBARKS ON  A  NEIGHGORHOOD BEAUTIFICATION CAMPAIGN. SATURDAY OCTOBER 16, 2010,  BEGINNING AT 9:00AM THRU 1:00PM Meet at Corner of Madison and Austin  REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED AT THE CONCLUSION OF THIS EVENT.  ALL ARE WELCOME Any questions, contact Marvin...
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USPS FREE MAILERS TO RECYCLE USED SMALL ELECTRONICS

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October 9, 2010

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...
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YOUTH PROGRAMS at 15th DISTRICT

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October 9, 2010

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

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October 6, 2010

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...
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POLICE BOARD MEETING:Taking our concerns to the next level

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October 6, 2010

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...
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CAPS MEETING ATTENDANCE:Part of the Solution

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October 6, 2010

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....
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ALDERMAN GRAHAM Given Notice of Problem Area

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October 6, 2010

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...
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