We are launching this short column to help keep neighbors informed about KWA board activities.  This column is not intended to replace the official minutes, and the content can be blamed on the author, not the Association or its secretary. 

On January 17, 2018, several neighbors attended the board meeting to express their opinions about short-term rentals (STRs) and parking issues.  After hearing from these neighbors, the board finalized its letter to City Council, staff and applicable commissions that opposes non-owner occupied STRs (Type 2) in historic districts.  The letter also requests that the City prohibit any amplified noise at STRs, decline to grandfather existing STRs, and apply the bed and breakfast ordinance to STRs. 

The board also discussed a request for a marathon to be held in the neighborhood on March 4, and authorized Michael Guarino, as interim executive director, to formalize our understanding with the City that no more than six runs or similar events take place in the neighborhood each year.  The board also authorized Michael to explore distribution of Down the Acequia Madre through Trinity Press. 

A request to finance street signs in the new Nathan Historic District was referred to our normal grant process.  

The executive director search committee expects to make a recommendation to the board next month.

- Rose Kanusky