July 29, 2018
#THANKYOU for signing up to help Save Magnolia Park! We started as a mere handful of people and now over 150 have signed up to volunteer. This is outstanding and we’re excited to work with all of you!
#THELATEST In less than a month, our Facebook page has received incredible metrics with a very active community of over 4,750 followers and likes. Our page has reached has grown to over 825,000 people with our video capturing 380,600 views.
#THEWORK By now you should be in contact with your Community Working Groups: Broaden Ownership; Reduce the Power Imbalance in Landlord-Tenant Negotiations; Zone for a Local Business Environment; Set Aside Space for Local Businesses in New Development; Create a Preference for Local Businesses in Publicly Owned Buildings; Recognize Businesses as Cultural Landmarks. TEAM LEADERS - Please reach out and send us an update or photos for the next e-mail blast (especially if you came up with a cool team name).
#PLEASEJOIN Please join the Save Magnolia Park Action Committee Group on Facebook and participate. This is our Community Forum. There you can freely post questions, ask for assistance from the community, create polls, and brainstorm additional ways to help #SaveMagnoliaPark . While it’s a closed group, just ask to join – all will be approved.
#SHOPMAGNOLIAPARK One of the most frequently asked questions we get is “What can I do RIGHT NOW to help?” The easiest action you can take is to support the merchants and #ShopMagnoliaPark. Take the Pledge to Shop Magnolia Park this August.
#DONATETOMPMA Can’t make it to the shops but still want to help? You can either sponsor a shop’s membership in the Magnolia Park Merchants Association or donate to the 2018 Holiday in the Park fund.
#PLEASESHARE Your shares and likes push our message out, and because of helpful people like you, we have been featured on CBS Los Angeles, LA Weekly, the LA Times Burbank Leader, Los Angeles Magazine, and MyBurbank News.
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES AND NEXT STEPS:
- July 10 – August 12: Community Research Groups will work together to learn, discuss, and determine the viability of their subjects
- August 13: Town Hall Meeting 2 at Geeky Teas from 7PM – 8:30PM. We will give updates, hear from the Magnolia Park Merchants Association, listen to presentations from each of the Community Research Groups, and talk about next steps including submission to City Council and appropriate City of Burbank Departments
- August 18: Submit Action Plans to City Council via email and official channels
- August 21: Attend City Council Meeting to listen to the report on the Economic Development Strategic Plan and speak during the public forum to support Save Magnolia Park Action Plans
Are You a Team Leader? We Need YOU!
Most importantly, we need people who are passionate about Save Magnolia Park and are great at being a team leader. We need someone who can lead without exclusion and who understands the importance of great teamwork. If you have managed projects or lead teams, we really need your help to not just Save Magnolia Park, but to save the livelihood of the business owners within it.
If this is you, please send an e-mail to SaveMagPark@gmail.com or reach out to us on Facebook! Share our message with #SaveMagnoliaPark
Again, thank you so much for your enthusiasm, drive, and commitment. Now let’s Save Magnolia Park.
All the Best,
Ashley – Donna – Jamie