September 9, 2017 Neighborhood Meeting. Attendance: 32
Focus Group Results and Organization Name Change
John Bozarth moved to rename the organization from Waldo Tower Homes Association to “Waldo Tower Neighborhood Association,” to exemplify a more inclusive approach (not restrictive, not only for homeowners). Mary Heft seconded. There was little discussion. The new name was unanimously approved.
Angie Lile explained the officer roles. Karol O’Brien covered the slate of officers.
Slate of officers:
President, Angie Lile
Vice President, Tammy Gay
Secretary, Mary Heft
Treasurer, Elizabeth Hollins
John Bozarth moved to approve the slate of officers. Cassie Stephenson seconded. Attendees approved unanimously.
New KC Police Department Community Interaction Officer, Mikki Cassidy, Michelle.Cassidy@kcpd.org
Waldo Fall Festival, Saturday, September 16, 10 am – 5 pm in the parking lot of CVS. Seeking volunteers for timeslots. This event is concurrent with St. Elizabeth’s barbeque competition
Town Hall about the Airport Ballot Initiative – October 10, 6:30- 8 pm at Research Medical Center, Brookside Campus, Curry Theatre. Mayor Sly James may speak at the event.
October 24 – “Big Reveal” of results from the Focus Groups
Community Policing Advisory Council – John Bozarth reported out from the last meeting. Right now, crime trends are down. Many car related thefts are preventable, in that people have left their keys in the car. John answered a few questions about recent events in the neighborhood.
Tammy Gay reported out from the 2nd Saturday meeting
Tammy noted that new committees are being formed following the focus groups. Examples include Cassie Stephenson’s interest in helping with social events and Larry Roth’s assistance helping members address neighboring nuisance properties and navigate the city’s enforcement system.
Rob Jones, Efficiency First Kansas City www.efkc.org
Councilman Scott Wagner
1st District at-large city councilman came to speak specific to rental housing and the presence of lead or mold. These health issues cause tremendous issues for children living in the home. When tenants file a 311 request about health issues in rental housing, the Health Department can do little about it. There are 60,000 rental units across the city. Approximately one third of units in the city are rental units.