[tabi] announcement from Council of Neighborhood Associations on Thursday night meeting re StarMetro

  • From: "Chip Orange" <Corange@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 15:38:13 -0400


        From: John Plescow 
        Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 3:30 PM
        To: Chip Orange
        Subject: See thae following CONA announcement

        Please, see the following announcement.  Mr. Hogge the President
of CONA requested that I get out the word about Thursday's meeting.  He
would like there to be representation from all impacted  groups.



        This Thursday night, October 15, the Council of Neighborhood
Associations (CONA)is hosting a special community-wide Town Hall forum
on "NOVA 2010," the City of Tallahassee's overhaul of the Star Metro
route network. You will not want to miss this opportunity to focus on
the plan from a distinctly neighborhood perspective. This is a wonderful
chance to participate in a community discussion of future plans for bus
service in Tallahassee. 


        The proposed changes will have major implications for transit
users and neighborhoods. In most cases, bus service wuill no longer
extend into neighborhoods but operate almost exclusively along major


        But as Star Metro rolls out its "innovative" pursuit of a
leaner, "greener," multi-transfer station decentralization plan entitled
"NOVA 2010," (see link under "Quick Links" in left column of this

        announcement) Christic Henry (CONA President-Elect) and I have
two questions related to this plan that will hopefully encourage your
attendance at Thursday night's forum. One, "does the plan reflect an
appreciation of the circumstances and needs of such rider populations as
seniors, the poor, the disabled, and other populations within
neighborhoods more reliant on bus transportation?  And two, "are the
voices of these riders being included in the discussion?" We encourage
you to come out and make your voice heard, whatever your position on the
plan. It is still in the formative stages.


        The CONA forum will be held at the Smith Williams Center located
near FAMU at 2295 Pasco Street on Thursday, October 15, from 6:30 p.m.
to 8:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend this important event. Star
Metro staff will present the changes under consideration and how they
will impact various areas and neighborhoods within our community. The
public will then have the opportunity to ask questions and share any
thoughts or concerns about the proposal.  CONA will moderate the event.


        I really hope to see you there!


        Stephen Hogge, President



        Directions to the Smith Williams Center: From Gaines Street, go
south on Railroad Avenue and continue on Wahnish Way. Turn right onto
Campbell Street and then take a left onto Pasco Street. The Center will
be on the left.

         From South Monroe, go west on Orange Avenue. Go north on Pasco
Street (the second right if you are heading west on Orange Avenue from
South Monroe Street), and then turn right at Tucker Street. The Center
will be on the right. 


        Established in 1980, the Council of Neighborhood Associations is
a federal 501(c)(3) not for profit organization with member

          from every part of Tallahassee/Leon County. CONA's stated
mission is to "improve and sustain the quality of life in a diverse Leon
County by uniting, preserving, strengthening, and honoring

        Please visit the CONA web site at www.econa.org for more


        Council of Neighborhood Associations

        PO Box 1462 | Tallahassee, FL 32302


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