Happy October Neighbors! For those who made it to last month’s General Body Meeting, it was great to hear from Mayor John Cranley, Council President Pro Team Yvette Simpson, Councilwoman Amy Murray and Cincinnati City Council candidates Tamaya Dennard, Henry Frondorf and Jeff Pastor as well as Judicial candidate Rodney Harris. Our candidate’s night will continue during this Tuesday’s General Body Meeting where 12 Cincinnati City Council candidates are scheduled to speak. This agenda item is very timely as early voting will begin on Wednesday, October 11th and Election Day will take place on Tuesday, November 7th.
Additionally, as you will read in Ian Smith’s article under Agenda the City of Cincinnati has released a RFP for developers to submit their ideas for the development of the vacant lot at Reading Road and Avondale Ave. (3 other RFP’s have been issued for 3 other areas). Ian as well as representatives of the City of Cincinnati will discuss the citizen engagement process as it relates to this effort at Tuesday’s meeting. Subsequently, on Monday, October 16th at 7 pm at the North Avondale Recreation Center, we are encouraging all our neighbors to attend the vacant lot citizen engagement meeting so we can hear from you directly on how you would like for the site to be developed!
Also, I would be remiss if I did not mention that on October 5, 2017, a group of NANA/NABA members participated in a meeting with Michael Moore, the Director of the Cincinnati Department of Transportation and Engineering to discuss traffic concerns in our neighborhood (Reading/Paddock, Reading/Clinton Springs, Dana/Clinton Springs roundabout, and Ledgewood). I would like to thank the following NANA/NABA members who joined me at this meeting: Joyce Alexander, Michael Caporale, Nina Caporale, David Emery, Suzanne Gosson, Rosalind Moddy-Lanton, Mark Schuller and Maura Wolf. One action item that came out of this meeting is that a working group will be established to work with the City of Cincinnati on potential pedestrian safety improvements especially around the site of the vacant lot at Reading and Paddock Roads. If anyone has an interest in participating on this working group, please let me know. Also, I am pleased to report that as a result of our initial meeting with Michael Moore that took place this summer, a speed monitor has been placed near the North Avondale Montessori School to address speed concerns on Clinton Springs. It will be moved toward the lower part of Clinton Springs in a month or two.
Finally, I am very pleased by the fact that so many neighbors are getting engaged to participate with NANA/NABA. It is our hope that more neighbors will get involved as we live in an amazing neighborhood! We can accomplish so much if we work together as a team. See you on Tuesday!