I love meetings…which is a good thing because there seem to be so many of them! I love meeting new people, hearing new ideas and learning new things. I had two opportunities last week to do just that.
First in Cindy’s absence I attended the Westbury Coalition for Change meeting that is working on a better future for Westbury high school. What a great meeting full of talented people with many great ideas for making Westbury once again the premier high school it was back in the day…back in MY day. Westbury competed head to head with Bellaire and it was dependent on which side of Chimney Rock you lived on as to which school you thought was best.
Then Phyllis Frye, Ken Downey and I went down to METRO headquarters and had a nice meeting with METRO officials. They have branded themselves as the “New METRO” and from what I have seen that is so true. They have been responsive to us as a neighborhood and have hosted several meetings in our area as well as attended three or four of our meetings.
METRO is currently in the EIS stage for the 90A line where they are evaluating 6 different alignments. We reiterated to them that we want to maintain neighborhood integrity and that we want a Westbury station. We also discussed the West Airport extension and the possibilities for a pedestrian crossover bridge. There is currently no money set aside for this line but the studies are moving forward and it is important to Westbury that we are part of the process.
Next week is the third week of the month which brings the Super Neighborhood Alliance meeting, the Brays Bayou Association meeting, Friends of Chimney Rock Park and the Westbury Civic Club monthly board meeting. Also the Westbury Crier publication meeting which means I need to get started on the August Crier! Guess I better enjoy this peaceful Sunday before the chaos of week three.