On our last few posts about the 2010 Campus Plan and the Georgetown Neighborhood, a few student commenters have said that students need to show up in greater numbers to the community meetings that organizations the Citizens’ Association of Georgetown, Burleith Citizens Association, and even the University itself holds about the community and the 2010 Campus Plan.
It’s true that the age distribution at these meetings tends to be a little … one sided. So, if you’re interested in attending a meeting, there are two that Vox of slated to take place in the next week. The first will take place tonight in Burleith, with the BCA hosting. From a neighborhood listserv:
“TONIGHT: SPECIAL COMMUNITY MEETING
Wednesday, April 21st, 7 p.m.
Washington International School, 1690 36th St
(36th St. between Reservoir Road and R St.)
Only once every ten years do Burleithians have an opportunity to voice their position regarding the University’s plan, and NOW is that time …. The University’s plan will be shaped and supported by expert architects, consultants, and lawyers—all paid by the University. Burleith has no budget to pay for our own experts to articulate our position. So, we are asking for your help.
Consider contributing to the Burleith Community Fund to pay for experts (to the extent we cannot find them among ourselves) to help us counter the experts the University will certainly have on their side. Go to www.burleith.org to donate to the BCF via PayPal
COME TO THE MEETING AND FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN HELP FIGHT THE PLAN!”
So, there’s that. Then there’s the final community meeting Georgetown University will host about the 2010 Campus Plan. It’s on Monday, April 26, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Georgetown Visitation (1524 35th Street Northwest). Members of the Georgetown administration will present their final draft of the plan with information residents asked for in previous meetings, and material on the final draft of the plan will be available here shortly.
Vox will be sure to keep you updated on who’s holding meetings on the Campus Plan, where, and when. And of course, if you can’t make the meetings, we’ll always cover them in excrutiating detail.