Last fall, I convened a committee --consisting of Dedra Curteman, Keith Fred, Eric Harold, Randy Swart, and myself -- to review the BSCL bylaws, which were last updated in 1991. At our February 2 meeting, we will present our recommendations for revising the bylaws. Some of the changes we are recommending are relatively minor (such as removing outdated references to telegrams). However, we also are recommending streamlining the types of memberships we offer, the way we handle proxy votes, and the time of year we begin collecting dues. We will circulate a draft of the proposed changes prior to the meeting via the chat list and will have copies on hand at the meeting. Any changes to our bylaws require a vote by the active membership. We encourage you to attend and be a part of this important discussion.
Looking ahead, a member of Rep. Don Beyer's staff will be with us in March. In April, we are looking into a joint meeting with Douglas Park and Alcova Heights to meet with the developer who will be building the apartments, grocery store, and public square at the present Food Star site. We learned recently that construction is slated to begin in June, and this meeting will cover the scheduling, parking, and traffic challenges that we'll need to endure in the short term while the work is going on. Stay tuned for more on that.