District 4 will host next Building Strong Neighborhoods Initiative
By: Randy Policar
11/12/13 8:58 AM
Nov. 12, 2013
Mesa City Council
Contact: Randy Policar
Mesa, AZ – The next Building Strong Neighborhoods Initiative in the City of Mesa will be held in Council District 4. The Temple Historic District and surrounding neighborhoods will be the focus of the initiative. This neighborhood is located from Mesa Drive to Stapley, between Main Street and Broadway. The program will kick off with an orientation meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at Lowell Elementary School, located at 920 E. Broadway. Councilmember Chris Glover, who represents District 4, is scheduled to give an introduction to neighbors at the meeting.
“By getting people connected with their City and their neighborhood, it gives them extra incentive to take pride in the area where they live,” Councilmember Chris Glover said. “Having these community gatherings and giving our residents open lines of communication with City staff and their neighbors really help to foster relationships and make their neighborhood a great place to live. I am especially excited to be holding this event in the Temple Historic District. The area has a rich history and has a great historical impact in the City of Mesa. ”
At the meeting residents will hear about upcoming planned projects as well as Clean Sweep dumpster locations and dates. Action teams will be formed so that residents may work together to address concerns they may have and plan community activities. Residents attending the orientation meeting will have the opportunity to meet staff from various City departments such as Code Compliance, Police, Transportation and Animal Control. There will also be representatives from various non-profit agencies and education venues for residents to visit in an expo type setting before and after the meeting.
“I am excited to bring the BSN program to this area,” City of Mesa Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator Lindsey Balinkie said. “There is a great mix of longtime residents as well as new people that we have never worked with coming forward and wanting to get more involved in making a difference in their neighborhood.”
The City of Mesa Building Strong Neighborhoods Initiative was introduced in the fall of 2006 to provide education and resources to one selected neighborhood in each Council district once per year. For more information, contact District 4 Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator Lindsey Balinkie at (480) 644-5434 or Lindsey.Balinkie@mesaaz.gov
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