District 3 selected for next Building Strong Neighborhoods Initiative
By: Kevin Christopher
11/29/12 3:12 PM
Public Information & Communications
For Release: Nov. 29, 2012
Contact: Kevin Christopher
Public Information & Communications Specialist
The City of Mesa’s next Building Strong Neighborhoods Initiative will be held in Council District 3 in the neighborhood located from Dobson Road to the Tempe border and from W. 8th St. to Broadway Road. The program will begin with an orientation or “kickoff” meeting Tuesday, December 4 at 6:30 p.m. at Roosevelt Elementary School, 828 S. Valencia St.
“The goal of Building Strong Neighborhoods is to get neighborhood residents involved in issues that directly affect them,” District 3 Councilmember Dennis Kavanaugh said. “The program has been successful for more than six years and I’m confident this part of west Mesa will also benefit.”
During the program kickoff meeting, residents will hear results of a survey the City of Mesa Neighborhood Outreach Office has been conducting in the neighborhood and use those results to prioritize issues to be addressed by a variety of City services. Those attending the meeting will have the opportunity to connect with staff from various City departments including Fire, Code Compliance and Solid Waste. The Planning Division will also have a presentation for the “This is My Mesa” General Plan update. There will also be several non-profit organizations represented including United Food Bank, Benedictine University, Westminster College and Albright College.
“I am very excited to work with this neighborhood, which has been rather quiet, to become more organized and involved with the City,” District 3 Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator Cynthia Ezcurra-Garza said. “It is a diverse neighborhood that includes larger properties with a rural setting and horse privileges mixed with single and multi-family residences and businesses.”
Outreach projects planned during the Initiative include painting of curb numbers and alley cleanups. Crescent Crown Distributing, located in the neighborhood, has donated $500 to support the Building Strong Neighborhoods Initiative meetings and projects.
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 3 Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator Cynthia Ezcurra-Garza at (480) 644-5889 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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