Thursday, January 3, 2008

What Are We Missing?

First, we know this is a long process. This townhall meeting is about rallying the residents, empowerment, and taking the first step on the road to community change. It is time for the residents to become neighbors.

  • We have the location, its large enough to hold all who may come. And its across the street from Dunbar Village so transportation is not an issue
  • The flyers are to be distributed this weekend. Media has been contacted and prepared to do stories.
  • We have the sound system and microphone.
  • We have set up daycare for mothers need it.
  • Food and beverages will be provided.
  • Index cards and pens so residents can write down whatever questions or thoughts they have.
  • There will be a recorder to take minutes and possibly a videographer.
  • We have politicians, a HUD representative and law enforcement to sit on the panel.
  • There will be a question and answer period afterwards.
  • We will submit questions to HUD, the West Palm Beach Housing Authority and law enforcement beforehand. Answers will be expected at the meetings not "we'll see" and "we'll research that".
  • Local community organizations and churches in the city and surrounding areas are implementing programs to work directly with the adults and children of Dunbar Village.
  • We are still attempting to find a lawyer to answer housing questions.

So what are we missing? Maybe I simply forgot to mention it? Maybe we never thought of it.