At this time, I thought I’d take the opportunity to make some New Year’s resolutions on behalf of the city of Kuna. I guess you’d say that this is more of a wish list of resolutions I’d like to see the city make. So here goes.
Kuna Boys & Girls Club. Whereas a Boys & Girls Club in Kuna will serve hundreds of Kuna children and have a positive effect on their lives;
Whereas one of the top priorities of the citizens of Kuna is to provide recreational opportunities, particularly for the youth of our community;
Whereas a Boys & Girls Club will provide those recreational opportunities;
Whereas a Boys & Girls Club won’t cost the city of Kuna a dime of taxpayer dollars;
Be it hereby resolved that the city of Kuna will take a leadership role in getting the necessary approvals and entitlements for the new club within the first quarter of 2011, so that the local steering committee members can begin a capital fundraising campaign by this summer.
Downtown revitalization. Whereas any city’s downtown is that city’s identity, containing therein that city’s past and history;
Whereas a city’s downtown serves as the heart and soul of a community and serves as a community gathering place for the purpose of commerce and fellowship;
Whereas Kuna’s downtown is in dire need of beautification and revitalization;
Whereas without city action, downtown will deteriorate;
Be it hereby resolved that the city of Kuna will undertake in 2011 a study of downtown, its needs and potential projects and begin a process of identifying and researching grants that could be applied for in order to accomplish such projects.
You can read the rest of my New Year's resolutions in my Editor's Notebook in this week's Kuna Melba News.