President’s Corner — January, 2019

Happy New Year, Mesa Verde! Hope you all had a wonderful Holiday and are eager to tackle this new year with enthusiasm, energy, and hope for a better world ahead of us.

A preview of things to come from MVCI:  A Town Hall Forum with our school board (NMUSD) “School Days ….. what are our kids learning at school?”, to be held at the MESA VERDE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 1701 Baker Street, Tuesday Feb 5th, at 7:00 PM, in Fellowship Hall. Doors open at 6:30 for light refreshments and Meet and Greet.
Then, next up, our Annual Meeting March 26th, same time and place. Details later on our website and March newsletter. May will bring our second annual picnic, with games and activities for the kids. Watch for postings.

In February, we’re starting a MESA VERDE BULLETIN BOARD, for our members use, to post activities you wish to announce. You may post anything reasonable, subject of course, to our right of rejection. Submit your request to admin@mesaverdecommunity.org

Among the “SHOPS AT MESA VERDE”, I’ve tried both the new restaurants, “The Broken Yoke” and “Descanso”. They’re quite popular; check ‘em out. We’ll have more on the progress at “THE SHOPS…” in our next newsletter, which you will find in your mail box mid-March.

We have reported to you previously on our police departments’ efforts to cut down on the speeding and stop sign running in Mesa Verde. What I can tell you is that there have been increased arrests (hope it wasn’t you) and the effort is ongoing. We will bring you year over year comparisons as we continue to work with CMPD. Please let us know about trends you are observing, and especially specific incidents with times and locations. All this info helps pinpoint our trouble spots.

Our membership continues to grow, and we thank you for your continued interest and support. And, a special welcome to all our newest members. The membership roster is posted on our website (link) for your reference. Are you on it?

Let’s make 2019 the best year ever for our community and MVCI!

Cheers,
Bob

Coming attractions!

Mark the date on your calendar and support Estancia High School’s Drama Department! Many Estancia families live in Mesa Verde and we encourage a “SRO” audience. Spread the word!

NMUSD Upcoming Meetings

Update from Martha O’Meara

If you are interested in high quality schools in Newport- Mesa, you should attend 1 of 3 meetings to discuss trustee boundary maps for the 2018 election.

In the 2018 election we will be voting only for the trustee that will represent our area. What will the boundary lines be for our Mesa Verde area? The trustees make the final decision on the boundary lines but we have input at these meetings.

Scheduled meetings:
September 18, Newport Harbor High 6:00 p.m.
September 28 Costa Mesa High 6:00 p.m.
October 9 NM District office on Bear St. 6:00 p.m.

Newport Mesa Unified School District Board Meeting

Discussion of term limits will be on the agenda Tuesday June 16th, 2017 (http://newportmesa.agendaonline.net/public/) at the Newport Mesa Unified School District board meeting. This issue has been hotly debated for several years and was a topic of interest in this most recent school board election. We would like to encourage the public to attend this meeting and voice their opinions. The meeting will start at 6 p.m. sharp and public comments should be near the beginning of the meeting.

The agenda will be posted to the Newport Mesa Unified School District website the Friday before the meeting.

The meeting will be held at 6 PM, 2985 Bear St., Costa Mesa, CA 92626.