Paul Bolin
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October 28, 2020
19 members, including 6 on Zoom, heard Paul Bolin, Assistant Executive Director for the City of Fridley Housing and Redevelopment Authority, provide an update on the city's current projects, which include a number of of residential, commercial, and mixed-use initiatives, as well as the encouragement of landscaping improvements by local businesses, and continued additions to the new Fridley Civic Campus.
Steve Klaers noted that the STRIVE program will go ahead this year, with modifications caused by the pandemic; meetings with eligible seniors at Fridley Public Schools and Columbia Heights Public Schools are scheduled.
Mark Grotewold noted that the Southern Anoka Community Assistance in Columbia Heights has begun consideration of a renovation or expansion of its current facility; he has been invited to join the planning committee being formed, and will participate.
Bob Tholkes thanked former member Jere Caputa, CPA, who has prepared the club's tax return for the past several years on a pro bono basis, and will do so again this year.
Speaker November 4: Member John Niewald will describe his long-term work in improving  housing in Mexico's Baja Peninsula.