In November of 2013 and again in January of this year St. Luke’s came to present their “proposed” expansion downtown to East End Neighborhood Association, Inc (EENA). During this presentation they revealed a proposal that they were really leaning towards that includes the closure of Jefferson Street between Avenue A and First Street, eliminating the Jefferson Street connection between the East End with Downtown.
At this time St. Luke’s has filed nothing but it is our understanding that they are currently working with the city as well as ACHD to find out if this plan could work. It is also our understanding that once filed they will offer a community meeting to inform us of their proposed expansion (we have no date at this time).
EENA feels that it is our responsibility to you, our neighbors, to inform you of what we know at this time. As a neighbor, you may want to provide us and the following public officials with your point of view on this proposed closure whether for or against.
DONeill@cityofboise.org Derick O’Neill | Boise Planning & Development Services Director | 208-384-3830
HSIMMONS@cityofboise.org Hal Simmons | Boise Planning Director | 208-384-3853
firstname.lastname@example.org Cody Riddle | Current Planning Manager | 208-388-4717
Ada County Highway District:
email@example.com | ACHD general contact email and phone | 387-6100
firstname.lastname@example.org | District Commissioner Jim Hansen | (elected to represent East Boise and East Ada county, the area that includes the East End) 283-7028
If you send them an email note, would you please copy us at: email@example.com
We would also like to hear from you about your view on closing this part of East Jefferson.
Are you interested in finding out what the East End Neighborhood Association board does? Do you feel like you would like to become more involved in your neighborhood?
The Annual meeting for EENA is coming up the First Week in May and at that time EENA holds Elections for the Board Of Directors. Currently the Board has five (5) Board Members whose Term is up in May 2014 and anyone interested in learning more about the EENA Board’s duties and responsibilities is “welcome to attend one of our posted Meetings between now and the first week in May”
Instead of moving into an assisted living facility, some retirees are discovering the benefits of community and how that can help them remain in their own homes. On Jan. 24, NBC “Nightly News” continued a series called Trading Places, which features stories from NBC News employees and how they help care for their aging parents. That night, Brian Williams interviewed his in-laws in New Canaan, Conn., who are part of the “village movement.” Its proponents reject the idea of having to move late in life to a
retirement community or an assisted living facility.
In this video clip
(NBC NEW IT TAKES A VILLAGE), Williams talks with his in-laws about the benefits of the “staying put” program. They are members of what is known as a “village.” The goal of the “village model,” as it is called, is to make it possible for seniors to stay in their communities, and in their homes, as long as possible.
If you’re interested in this concept yourself or for someone you know, the Boise Neighbor-2-Neighbor Network is forming a “village” for Boise residents as we speak. The EENA contact is Tiffany Robb firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about the 120-plus grassroots “villages” around the country is at http://www.vtvnetwork.org
Article provided by: Diane Ronayne
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