President Sarah Thomas began the November meeting with a discussion of the new Downtown Master Plan being proposed by the Downtown Little Rock Partnership in conjunction with a consulting firm. All residents are strongly encouraged to complete the survey.
Vice President Kathy Wells informed membership about the upcoming Judicial Filing Period (November 6-14). Also mentioned was the City Directors board meeting in which renters’ rights were discussed. Director Miller said the Board is looking a increasing the number of rental property inspections and that the City is researching adding software to assist with streamlining the inspections.
Treasurer Lindsey Boerner provided a report on the current assets of LRDNA. Boerner also requested approval of the annual post office box renewal at $176.00 for the upcoming year.
President Thomas discussed the upcoming LRDNA Officer Nomination and Election. All positions will be open for nominations: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Nominees must be a current member and nominations will be open starting with the December 7th meeting.
President Thomas stated that she would be meeting with other local neighborhood associations about how the local unhoused population can be assisted. She would like to create a drive based on local organizations’ needs.
Patricia Blick with the Quapaw Quarter Association announced that the QQA would be hosting a Holiday Social with a tour of homes and dinner on December 2nd.
Other announcements made:
The 2024 MacArthur Park 5K will benefit the MacPark pond project.
Keep Little Rock Beautiful will be hosting another round of electronics recycling on 11/18.
A pollinator garden is currently being installed at Allsop Park, but they are looking for additional locations throughout the city.
Annual City Wide Cleanup will take place on Saturday, March 2nd, 2024.
President Thomas adjourned the meeting at 7:10 p.m.