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The Downtown Neighborhood Association met at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 8, at the Sunshine Center, 330 5th Street N.

Minutes: The minutes from the previous meeting of January 14, as posted on the association web site, were approved.

Treasurer’s Report The most recent report from treasuruer Allan Brockway were also approved, as posted on the web site.

Guests ? A group of St. Petersburg police officers, led by Major Dede Carron, reported to the membership about a trip they had made to San Antonio, Texas, to assess a homeless program there. That area has built a $117 million facility aimed at helping the homeless both temporarily, and for the long term return to society.


In addition, Officer Gab Lopez spoke about Crime Watch efforts and urged DNA to get involved.

Waterfront Vision ? DNA President Marilyn Olsen made a brief presentation on the proposed Waterfront Vision Statement that had been adopted by the Board of Directors in June. She was followed by DNA Secretary Tim Baker, who gave a slide presentation on the history of the Downtown Waterfront Parks and the reasons that the board sees a need for a long-term vision.

Following the presentation, the membership voted to approve the vision statement.


Waterfront Centennial Update DNA board member and centennial chair Peter Belmont updated the group on the lastest news about the centennial observances.


The meeting was adjourned at about 8:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,


Timothy J. Baker


Downtown Neighborhood Association

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