The following proposed Endorsement Policy has been drafted by the Endorsement Policy Committee and reviewed by the Board and is posted here for review by the membership. We will be discussing the policy at the January 8th General Membership Meeting where it will be up for vote for adoption.
It is the Boards recommendation that the CNA carefully and selectively limit its "official endorsement" to specific issues that support our Mission Statement. It is not the intent of the CNA to become politically involved in frequent or divisive zoning issues or the like. For this reason, general and sweeping statements of support or opposition to numerous situations have been minimized in this policy.
Proposed CNA Endorsement Policy (proposal date 12-15-08)
A. Letters of official support / non-support
1. The Board shall only issue letters in support/non-support of projects, zoning, or conditions, etc. when the membership has voted, as described in our Bylaws, such support.
2. Letters shall be on CNA letterhead and bear the signatures of at least one officer. Letters SHALL ONLY be sent via USPS or hand-delivered by an Officer to the appropriate jurisdiction.
3. Pursuant to Bylaws Article 4, Section 1-B, the Board may act to execute its direction in these matters when time is of the essence.
a. Boundaries: The area within the boundaries between the centerline of Indian School Road and the centerline of Van Buren Avenue; the centerline of 7th Avenue and the centerline of 30th Street.
b. Action: The board may issue a letter indicating that the Association does not support the new licensing or the renewal of license for any business or activity that runs counter to our MISSION STATEMENT.
c. Such businesses and activities may include, but shall not be limited to the following:
1. Packaged liquors
2. "Adult" -themes such as "strip-clubs", "gentlemen clubs", adult book stores, etc.
3. Auto Title Loan stores
4. Pawn shops
5. The use of vacant land or lots for the consignment or direct sale of land or water vehicles.
6. Check Cashing & Pay-Day Loan Stores
a. Boundaries: The area described as the boundary of the Coronado Neighborhood Association.
b. Action: The board may issue a letter indicating that the Association does not support any use or activity that runs counter to our MISSION STATEMENT.
c. Such uses or activities may include, but shall not be limited to the following:
1. Group housing for the rehabilitation of criminal, ex-criminal, or substance-abusing persons.
C. Official Representation
No individual member shall voice that they represent the Association at public meetings, hearings, or similar gatherings, unless they have been appointed as such a representative by unanimous consent of the officers of the Board, at either a Board meeting or General meeting and such appointment shall be entered into the minutes of that meeting.
D. Policy Renewal
This Endorsement Policy may be amended and shall be renewed annually by vote at the Annual Meeting.