The next Building Strong Neighborhoods Initiative of the 2016/17 fiscal year will be taking place in Mesa City Council District 2. The neighborhood boundaries for the initiative are Broadway Road to Pueblo Avenue and 24th Street to Lindsay Road. The program will begin with an orientation or “kickoff” meeting Thursday, Dec. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at Johnson Elementary School, 3807 E. Pueblo Ave.
“This is a successful program and we have really seen the great effect it has had on neighborhoods,” District 2 Councilmember Alex Finter said. “The people who have participated have used the push to come together and make their areas a great place to be. It is a big help to the city and we appreciate everyone who has a part in making it such a wonderful program.”
During the orientation meeting, residents will receive neighborhood survey results, meet neighbors, learn about helpful city services and will be encouraged to get more involved in the neighborhood. Residents attending the meeting will have the opportunity to meet staff from various city departments such as Code Compliance, Animal Control, Fire and Medical, Police and Environmental Management and Sustainability. Several nonprofit organizations will also have displays and information including Goodwill, First Things First, United Food Bank, Animal Defense League and Adelante Healthcare.
“We look forward to meeting Mesa residents, connecting them to valuable city resources, and collaborating with them to enhance their neighborhood,” Mesa Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator Andrea Alicoate said.
The neighborhood has received Clean Sweep dumpsters until Dec. 20 and residents will be invited to participate in Action Teams beginning in January.
The Mesa Building Strong Neighborhoods Initiative was introduced in the fall of 2006 to provide education and resources to neighborhoods throughout the city. For more information, contact Alicoate at 480-644-5034 or firstname.lastname@example.org.