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Share Your Community Vision at the Boise Neighborhood Association Meeting

It is almost that time of the month again, the Boise Neighborhood Association (BNA) is meeting on Monday November 14th, with alot to discuss. The BNA meeting will be held at Albina Youth Oppurtunity School (AYOS) --on the corner of N Beech and N Mississippi-- from 7 to 8:30 pm.

The agenda items include: Green Space Grant - In June, we put out the call for applications for our $4,000 green space grant. In October, Kurisu International presented a proposal and the time has come to discuss and decide, Drug Free Zones - There is much confusion about our two meetings on DFZs. This month, we aim to have a balanced discussion with representatives from both sides of the issue and clarify the BNA position on this issue the BNA will hold a vote whether the community would like to remain a DFZ or not, and finally Election Time - most of our Board members will not run for their positions again and the BNA needs YOU to get involved! Interested in overseeing the Land Use Committee, Safety Committee, or the Boise Voice? Now is the time to throw your hat in for next year!

There is much to be said and to be heard. The Kurisu Corporation is attempting to get the use of the green space grant in order to further a larger semi-veiled project on their property, the community can approve this public grant for private purposes or decide to wait on it until something better comes along.

The DFZ has been a particularly hot issue, two months ago a city attorney came to the BNA and gave a presentation on the joy and civility of the DFZ, the BNA voted to support it in September. In October a public defender came to the BNA and presented the other side, the horrors and unconstitutionality of the DFZ, and the BNA voted to deny the DFZ. Then there was a community discussion organized by the city where folks could ask candid questions and learn more about the DFZ, the reportback can be found here or here (with supplemental information). This month the BNA will decide on whether or not it supports the DFZ in the Boise neighborhood.

And community board elections. All spots are open for running, at the last meeting where folks could be nominated for a position only three people were nominated (including myself, running for land use chair). This leaves alot of open spots on the board, and commuity members are encouraged to come out and participate.

For the minutes of past and future BNA meetings, use this website: boisevoice.org, you can also find BNA updates at N4N here. Hope to see all you folks out participating in your communities!"

Vote out a tool of oppression 12.Nov.2005 09:26

Yuppie free Zone (YFZ)

First they came for the communists,and I did not speak out,because I was not a communist.

The they cam for the trade unionists,and I did not speak out,because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the jews, and did not speak out ,because I was not a jew.

Then they came for me,and there was no one left to speak for me.

Come express and vote your opposition to this racist,classist,gentrification tool,used to displace and control those not so class privileged.