Flurry of activity set for Roosevelt Action Association meeting, Nov. 18

[Source: Catrina Knoebl, President, Roosevelt Action Association] — Autumn seems to have officially arrived, and with the new season comes a flurry of neighborhood activity.  Please read on and join us for our monthly Neighborhood meeting next Wednesday, November 18.

Saturday, November 14, 7:30 a.m. check-in at Trinity Cathedral

Please join us for a neighborhood tree planting as part of the Mayor’s Annual Day for Downtown. The Roosevelt Neighborhood will be the recipient of 40 new trees planted on Roosevelt St. near Trinity Cathedral, Portland Parkway, and Latham St. near the Great Arizona Puppet Theater. Volunteers participating in this rewarding day of service will receive a voucher for the Phoenix Public Market as a thank you! The event is presented by the Mayor Phil Gordon’s office, Downtown Phoenix Partnership, HandsOn Greater Phoenix and the Phoenix Community Alliance.

There have been a number of recent break-ins in and around the neighborhood. Just last week, a resident heard a noise in an adjacent backyard, called the police and a robbery was stopped IN PROGRESS. The perpetrator was arrested and was found to have two outstanding warrants and 12 previous felony convictions. They booked him on burglary, trespassing, and possession of stolen goods. PLEASE remember that suspicious persons in the park/alley/hidden corner could have a warrant, or ill intentions for you or your property. The police GREATLY APPRECIATE us being their eyes and ears on the street. There is no such thing as an inconvenient call. Just having their presence in the neighborhood can deter would-be incidents. The number of officers that protect our neighborhood is directly related to the number of calls from its residents. Call Crime Stop: 602-262-6151.

The RAA is planning a Winship House visioning workshop in early December. Residents, City representatives, and downtown stakeholders are invited to discuss the renovation and potential uses for the Winship House, and identify its impact on the surrounding area. Want to participate or sponsor the workshop? Please send an email and we will forward details once final.

Irish Cultural Center (1106 N. Central), Wednesday, November 18, 6:00 p.m.

This month we will welcome representatives of Brilliant Green Energy who will discuss how we can make our urban homes more energy efficient. The agenda is as follows:

  • Welcome/Introductions
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Community Action Officer Crime Report
  • Brilliant Green Energy Presentation
  • Winship House Visioning Workshop
  • 2nd Avenue Parking Update
  • 7th Avenue/McDowell Development Update
  • Tree Planting Recap
  • Restaurant Tour Plans
  • Announcements

All RAA Meetings are open to the public.  To subscribe to Roosevelt updates, go to http://www.rooseveltneighborhood.org

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