June 16, 2009, Meeting Report

Present - Christine Locascio, Nyla Beth Houser, John deTaeye, Brian Levy, Dan Foster, Melissa Kramer, Fry Wernick, David Price, Lilly Shoop, Ernest Springs. 

Outreach Committee [contact Brian Levy to be a member: Brianlevy [AT] mac [DOT] com]

a) Contact list: Brian and Justin have a draft MHNA apartment/condo contact list developed. It needs many more contacts and emails added so we can better recruit members.

b) Membership recruitment: Fry, Ernest, Howard, Justin will use the list and engage personally with building managers, coop presidents, etc to discuss membership recruitment of building residents. For larger buildings (Solea, Union Row, etc) a yearly association fee should be considered to cover all the residents in the building. Fry will engage with the newly formed Union Row Association.

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May 19, 2009, Meeting Report

Present: George Southworth, Nyla Houser, Eric Heller, Howard Wilson, Brian Levy, Deborah Thomas, Mike Smith, Fred Hornanic, Christine LoCascio, Tom Jennings, Thomas Wong, Colleen Phalen, Kipp Johnson, Gillian Milburn, Kadian Pow, John DeTaeye, Justin Vitarello Crime and public safety discussion: Deborah (ANC Commissioner 1BO4 and President of Capital Manor Cooperative) gave an overview of actions since the 1400 block W St shooting a few weeks ago. She is reaching out to gang members in the W St. units and working to channel them and 20+ other youth into summer employment through the Pro-urban youth program. She is sponsoring a meeting Wed 20th with property managers, police, and W St gas station owner, among others. It was surprising to many to learn that police patrolling the block may not have access to parole lists of ex- offenders on the block- this was to be stressed at the meeting. Another issue is property managers are failing to enforce existing rules on pets/noise/etc, leading to a lawless atmosphere. Officer Jova (359-0922) is the primary contact for activity on the 1300 block of Florida. Other ideas discussed:

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April 21, 2009, Meeting Report

Present: Brian, Justin, Erica, Mike T, Brandy, Ernest, Fred, Mike S, 
Howard, John de Taye (Council Member Jim Graham's Office)

Greening Committee:   MHNA Cleanup Day will be held on Saturday , May 16th , from 10:30am until 12:30pm with a  picnic to follow (courtesy of Justin Vitarello's Indian food truck).

Plan to meet at the 1400 block of Florida Avenue at 10:30am.  Lunch will be at Belmont and 15th at 12:30pm.


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March 17, 2009, Meeting Report

I. Introductions.  Approximately 30 residents attended.

II. Committee Reports

A. Outreach – Howard Park [Hpark4 AT aol DOT com] coordinated a neighborhood flyer effort in advance of the meeting. Judging by meeting attendance, the technique of knocking on doors and talking with neighbors was effective. For the next meeting

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February 17, 2009, Meeting Report 

MHNA held its first meeting of 2009.  Following is a report. 

I. Introductions. Justin Vitarello, Brian Levy, Michael Taylor, Fred Horaine, Laura Kelley, Marc Bayard, Adam Williams, Ernest Springs, Karen Miller Reese, Mike Smith, Ricardo Reinoso, Brandy Bones, Howard Wilson

II. Background on MHNA and previous efforts in public safety, neighborhood cleanups, zoning and parking issues, liquor licensing, student scholarships, consultations with dev

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