SJNA BOND MONEY ALLOCATIONS
The 2016 Proposition 1 that voters passed allocated $654,050.00 to each of the four neighborhoods under STREETS; it requires that the money be spent on projects in the Right of Way only. Our primary focus has been to ensure that all aspects of the San Jacinto neighborhood are served, even with the restrictive nature of the bond.
We have succeeded in allocating evenly, and with the non-bond projects we are currently doing, we will impact the entire neighborhood. We will have the momentum to move forward, designing projects and working with Neighborhood Planning and other City depts for a place in their budgets each year. The City budget is adopted every September.
While working on bond projects through their completion, we will also begin working on and seeking input on other projects that WE can do through partnerships with individuals, businesses, or the City of Amarillo. We can dream anything, put it to paper, and let the City of Amarillo Neighborhood Planning Department help us bring it to life.
STREET TOPPER for FUNDRAISER INITIATIVE -
SJNA will introduce our Street Topper Fundraiser at the end of Summer or early Fall. There will be 3 Initiatives we hope to fund that will help residents educate their way to better circumstances, small businesses will have an opportunity to change their curb appeal, and we can contribute to the stray animal challenge by offering several remedies cost-free or greatly reduced. significantly encourage the residents and businesses to invest in themselves and the revitalization efforts and seek commitments to funding
NON-BOND PROJECTS and FUNDRAISERS (completed, in – motion, and planned)
Hyacinth Bulb Planting
Beautiful Yard of the Month Program
Keep Amarillo Clean – 2x yearly
Paint the Water Tower
Seedling Tree Giveaway
Fitness Block Party
Art on RT 66 Art Show
Art Poster Project & Show
Crosswalk Art Contest
Tree Trunk Art Project
Street Sign Topper Fundraiser
Parks and Rec have an online survey for citizen feedback on wants, needs, and budget challenges; please go to the City website or Parks and Rec FB page to fill it out.
We have had “ spin-off “ project ideas that need more input and volunteer efforts, such as:
1. TREES - We will explore saving the entire trunk of some of the oldest trees and slice them for anyone who wants to have one. They can finish them as tables or any other ideas they may have. It is an opportunity to have a piece of San Jacinto history and for SJNA to use any donations for projects that are not bond eligible.