Monday, April 20, 2009

CBS Kick-Off Meeting Announcement

Community Based Services (CBS) is expanding to our neighborhood!

Mark April 22 as the official kickoff for the Community Based Services (CBS) program expansion into the South End and Eastside neighborhoods. As part of the expansion, City staff are hosting a kickoff meeting for residents to help set priorities for the area. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on April 22 at Stewart Middle School (5010 Pacific Ave.).

If you live or work in the new CBS area (and that includes Park Avenue Neighborhood), you are encouraged to attend to learn more about CBS and to offer feedback on area-wide priorities. The new CBS area will include most of the non-CBS area in the South End and Eastside, which runs from 43rd to 64th streets and Sheridan to just west of McKinley Avenue. This meeting will also include participants from the Lincoln West, Whitman and Jennie Reed neighborhoods.

The expanded area will now have a dedicated code enforcement officer, community liaison police officer and program development specialist who will work directly with the neighborhood. Together, they will strive to eliminate blight, reduce crime and increase community awareness.

The other five CBS areas include the Bryant, Tacoma Avenue, Jennie Reed and Edison neighborhoods as well as much of the Eastside including the Lincoln South, Dome Top and First Creek neighborhoods. For more information about the program, visit

For contact information with the City of Tacoma, contact:
Karrie Spitzer, Community Relations,, (253) 591-5790
Allyson Griffith, Community Based Services,, (253) 591-5119

Friday, April 17, 2009

April 2009 Meeting Announcement

Our monthly meeting is set for next week, Tuesday, April 21st from 6:30 - 8:00pm.

Community Based Services (CBS) is coming to our area!

Join us to learn what CBS means to YOU and how it will help reduce the crime & grime in our neighborhood.

Allyson Griffith, a member of the City of Tacoma’s CBS team will be our guest speaker. She will tell us more about CBS and will be available to answer your questions.

Officer Don Williams, our Community Liaison Officer (CLO) from Tacoma Police Department will be attending our meeting.

Join us Tuesday at Bethany United Methodist Church, 5634 S Park Avenue, Tacoma 98408.

Monthly meetings are the 3rd Tuesday of each month.

For more information, email

Park Avenue Neighborhood is a proud supporter of Bounty Food Bank so don't forget to bring paper goods, cleaning supplies, toiletries and canned food donations.

And, don't forget to bring cash for Bethany U.M.C.'s heating fund.