After a year of ad hoc watchdog activity, a group calling itself “Neighbors Taking Action” issued a notice on its web site in December that said it was “going out of business and archiving our website.”
The group formed around some neighbors’ dissatisfaction with responses to the city’s comprehensive plan submitted by the Sullivan’s Gulch Neighborhood Association. At last report, the group and the neighborhood association were beginning to collaborate on unified responses after several board members resigned.
Neighbors Taking Action said that the association is a different organization today than it was last year, and that the new leadership has been responsive to the group’s concerns and has taken steps to regain their confidence. They noted that the association’s last two elections were successful in attracting new people. All but one of the 19 positions allowed by the association’s by-laws have been filled.
In the notice, the group said the progress of the past year has been so positive that “we see no further need for our ad hoc group to monitor the neighborhood association and the land use issues that we originally brought to your attention.” The group urged neighbors to “keep informed about neighborhood issues and projects via the association’s website, attend land use and/or general meetings, and just keep alert.”