Showing posts with label East Bluff Housing Service. Show all posts
Showing posts with label East Bluff Housing Service. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Trusting our Council will "Do Right"

It's time for our City Council to do what's right and vote to end the contract with the East Bluff Housing Services. The issue has been before the Council more times than I care to recount, but you can read about them here, here, here and here.

There are too many issues that remain outstanding.

The current contract is selling the homeowners in the East Bluff short. The East Bluff can do better and the City Council can help. If in the past the City has been lax on controls to the point that the EBHS is doing a disservice to taxpayers (which *Karrie Alms and team can show), it is time for them to go ahead and admit that this thing got away from them and it's time to pull it in.

From time-to-time the City Council has got to do right by the home owners who live in the older neighborhoods and give some incentive for living there. Now is one of those times for the Council - "Do Right".
*apologies for the mis-spelling

Monday, January 11, 2010

Notice of the East Bluff Housing Service meeting and board vacancies

The East Bluff Housing Service (EBHS) currently has four vacancies open on the Board. If you own a home on the East Bluff and you have the time to give a darn, please consider inquiring about the available Board positions.

At this time, the EBHS is being run like it is the East Bluff Business Association, because they are only advancing the needs of businesses. In my opinion, and the opinion of many others who own homes on the East Bluff, we deserve a Housing Service that is truly dedicated to the needs of the homeowners who live in the area.

Interested in joining the Board? Here is the contact info: Peggy Shadid-Joseph, East Bluff NHS,; Dale Hanssen,; Rev. Simon Holly,; Tom Stone,

Here is what is really special about the EBHS Board - you don't have to live in the East Bluff to sit on it, some of the Board members actually live outside of Peoria. As a matter of fact, none of the leaders of the Board (Hanssen, Holly, Stone) live on the East Bluff.

So, if you are an expert in the Neighborhood Code (which was imposed upon homeowners in the East Bluff without their input/knowledge and is now impeding every right East Bluffers have to fight to protect their property values) the EBHS would be a perfect fit for you. Again, don't worry if you live outside the neighborhood - if you have an opinion of what the people in "these neighborhoods need" - the EBHS wants you. (end sarcasm)