District 4 CAC Welcomes Sandra Turner-Handy

At our April 12th meeting Sandra Turner-Handy became our 5th Community Advisory Council member.  Her appointment, by City Councilmember Andre Spivey fills the remaining vacancy that resulted from only three members being elected.

Sandra Turner-Handy

Sandra Turner-Handy

A lifelong Detroiter, Sandra Turner-Handy is the mother of six children, 11 grand-children and two great-grandson. Sandra is a graduate of Wayne State University with a bachelor of Science in Psychology, a Master of Science in Leadership Development, and is completing a Doctorate of Education in Leadership Development.

Sandra has worked in the political arena as a chief of staff for Representative and Senator Hansen Clarke. It is this position that has motivated her to work and engage in the areas of social and environmental justice in the City of Detroit. Sandra has found her niche in engagement of others to raise the quality of life for residents within the city. Sandra is the Engagement director for the MI Environmental Council, where she has worked for the past 13 years.

Sandra currently sits on a number of boards coalitions whose goals are to mitigate environmental impacts, improve Detroiters’ health, and improve the built environment through practices and policy changes.

As a community leader Sandra leads the Denby Neighborhood Alliance since 2013, serves as president of the Ninth Precinct Community Relations Council and sits on the board of Life Builders and Camp Restore Detroit. Sandra enjoys reading, landscaping, writing, developing youth leaders and working on beautification and re-development projects in her community.

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Community Outreach Ordinance Involves C.A.C.s

The Detroit City Council recently passed a Community Outreach Ordinance. The text of the ordinance is here.

In the presentation viewable here, it says:

HOW MUST THE NOTICE BE PROVIDED?

• The Community Advisory Councils (CACs) are community
elected bodies created by the Detroit City Charter.
• It was crucial that the CACs be notified of the outreaches to
participate in the process and spread the word.

and

WHAT MUST BE IN THE COMMUNITY OUTREACH REPORT?

If provided, a report from the established Community Advisory Council representing the impacted neighborhood.

So we will be learning more about this in the days ahead.

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CityWide Shred Day

Councilmember Andre’ Spivey and the Charles H. Wright Museum will host a CityWide Shred Day on April 23rd 2021 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Residents may bring up to 5 boxes of papers to shred. For more information call (313) 224-4841.
Charles H. Wright Museum is at 315 East Warren.

Citywide Shred Day

Citywide Shred Day

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Eden Gardens Seeks Help Fundraising

By Karen Chava Knox, CAC Vice Chair

Hello. This is Karen Chava Knox and I am the president of Eden Gardens Community Association (EGCA),  and I was wondering if you could help me? EGCA is a nonprofit located on the eastside in the city of Detroit. Our mission is to improve lives through education, change the mindset, and provide knowledge to increase one’s income, of residents in our community. 

EGCA is in the process of renovating a two story house to become a learning center for children upstairs and adults downstairs. This learning center will also have a therapist for children and adults of trauma. Help returning citizens to stop recidivism in our communities.

To do this we must have a steady stream of income to support our cause. We have two  a ongoing fundraisers that does not cost anyone a dime out their pockets. All we are asking is each person that uses Amazon, simply go to smile.amazon.com to  support our charity and choose Eden Gardens Community Association as your charity. There is no charge to the consumer. Same products, same prices, same services as the Amazon you know. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price to our organization.

Our goal is to reach 1000 families by the end of 2021. We will use the money to support the learning center. Our second ongoing fundraiser is Kroger. If you have a Kroger card please go to Kroger community rewards and link your card to our charity Eden Gardens Community Association. Same principles applies. No money out your pocket. You will not lose your points and Kroger will donate to Eden Gardens Community Association.

Thank you so much for your time, consideration and support. Please feel free to share with your family and friendship.

Karen Chava Knox -President-Eden Gardens Community Association 313-587-4949

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Third Regular Meeting 7PM April 12th 2021

Tentative Agenda: Some items may be added ahead of meetings based on member concerns.

April Meeting Minutes

Join Zoom Meeting online:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83745117881?pwd=NXhmT2FZRXpsY29jdmJTbGZTdnlKUT09

Or join by conventional phone call: (312) 626-6799
[Please enter Meeting ID and Passcode when prompted followed by “#”]

Meeting ID: 837 4511 7881
Passcode: 708343
Please use “*6” to mute or unmute and use “*9” to raise or lower your hand.

I. Call to Order and Roll Call. Scotty Boman – Chair.

a) Introduction of additional appointee(s) to this CAC: Youth, senior, and vacancy.
b) Introduction Of City Council Representative Andre’ Spivey (or his Representative)
c) Introduction of guest elected officials.

II. Adoption of Agenda (Formatted to Sec. 14-9-26 of Detroit Municipal Code).

III. Approval of Minutes from March 8th meeting – Secretary.

IV. Presentations, Hearings, and Discussions

a) Members and the Council Representative are encouraged to request to have presentations placed on the agenda in advance, and to send as much information as possible to all members.

V. Unfinished Business

a) Current community concerns. Plans of action.
b) Internal matters.

VI. New Business

VII. Reports
a) Format or location of next regular meeting (April 12th)

VIII. Public Comment

IX. Adjournment

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Community Meeting Tonight at 6:30 PM 3-15-2-21

Help Decide the Future of Your Neighborhood!

Monday, March 15th at 6 PM

Join us on Zoom from 6:00 PM -7:30 PM for the final Community Meeting for the E. Warren/Cadieux Neighborhood Framework Plan. Learn about the Plan’s recommendations that you helped develop! A raffle for gift cards to local businesses will be held at the end of the meeting. Don’t miss out!

Join Via Computer: https://ohm-advisors.zoom.us/j/94985706120?pwd=dTE5R0EyT0gxZ1JPMi8yZllWbXhDUT09

Password: 093734

Join via Phone: (301) 715 – 8592, Meeting ID: 949 8570 6120

Password: 09734

Monday, March 15th at 6 PM

Monday, March 15th at 6 PM

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District 4 CAC welcomes Karen Knox

Karen Kalena Knox

Detroit, MI – Detroit’s District 4 Community Advisory Council (CAC) welcomes Karen Knox.  She is the first appointee to the CAC in the wake of an election where only three candidates qualified to fill the five elected positions.

In keeping with Detroit’s Charter, and municipal code, District 4 Council Representative Andre’ Spivey filled the vacancy. Knox is Executive Director of Eden Gardens.

Karen Knox is also an actress and vocalist. She is interested in producing movies and television programs. She is currently working on a community center following the success of Eden Gardens.  Here is a story on Michigan Radio about Eden Gardens:

“Eden Gardens” is one Detroit neighborhood not waiting for help.

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Second Regular Meeting 7PM March 8th 2021


Tentative Agenda: Some items may be added ahead of meetings based on member concerns. One may download a PDF of the agenda is here. The unofficial minutes from the February meeting are here.

Join Zoom Meeting online:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85312530504?pwd=VFlyeXFETWJ0M0RVWTRrdEh3Ky92dz09

Or join by conventional phone call: (312) 626-6799
[Please enter Meeting ID and Passcode when prompted followed by “#”]

Meeting ID: 853 1253 0504
Passcode: 372912
Please use “*6” to mute or unmute and use “*9” to raise or lower your hand.

I. Call to Order and Roll Call. Scotty Boman – Chair.

a) Introduction of additional appointee(s) to this CAC: Youth, senior, and vacancy.
b) Introduction Of City Council Representative Andre’ Spivey (or his Representative)
c) Introduction of guest elected officials.

II. Adoption of Agenda (Formatted to Sec. 14-9-26 of Detroit Municipal Code).

III. Approval of Minutes from February 8th meeting – Secretary.

IV. Presentations, Hearings, and Discussions

a) Members and the Council Representative are encouraged to request to have presentations placed on the agenda in advance, and to send as much information as possible to all members.

V. Unfinished Business

a) Current community concerns. Plans of action.
b) Zoom account and future meeting venues.
C) Financial account (bank or credit union).

VI. New Business

VII. Reports
a) Format or location of next regular meeting (April 12th)

VIII. Public Comment

IX. Adjournment

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FCA Home Repair Phase II Community Information Sessions

Please see this flyer and form for more details:

https://boman4detroit.files.wordpress.com/2021/02/fca-mailerrev02-04-21.pdf

https://boman4detroit.files.wordpress.com/2021/02/fca-application-1.pdf

Community Information Sessions

February 18, 2021 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Join the meeting on the computer at: https://cityofdetroit.zoom.us/j/84381947962
Or to join by telephone, call 267-831-0333 and use Meeting ID 843 8194 7962

February 24, 2021 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Join the meeting on the computer at: https://cityofdetroit.zoom.us/j/83609016444
Or to join by telephone, call 267-831-0333 and use Meeting ID 836 0901 6444

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