Vista Las Palmas, for city planning purposes is shaped like the letter “L”. Up til now, the short side of the “L” - the area near Stevens Road north of Old Las Palmas and west of The Arrive hotel - has never had VLP blade signs. Seeing a need for greater neighborhood identity and inclusiveness, the board voted to remedy the shortcoming by appropriating money to acquire and install five new signs. Thanks to board member Robin Abrahams, who spearheaded the effort, the new blade signs will be installed at new locations throughout the neighborhood.
We’re all aware that our neighborhood is an obvious first choice for events involving walks and runs due to the perfectly-located, quiet, safe and welcoming location. Where we’ve run into issues is with the quantity of these city-sponsored events which can create safety hazards for both participants and our own residents pulling in and out of driveways, or street closures requiring detours.
In March, board members Robin Abrahams and Mike Ziskind met with the city’s event coordinator to share concerns and request more information on how many events are planned for next season. We suggested that any events include enough volunteers to keep participants safe and asked that any directional markings which are sprayed onto the street be removed upon an event’s conclusion.
The City plans to communicate with us ahead of time about upcoming events. Watch our website for announcements.
SAVE THE DATE! We’re celebrating our 60th and you’re invited... Don’t miss our VLP Birthday Bash and Annual Meeting on November 18th, the Sunday afternoon before Thanksgiving. Our events chair has already reserved the lush outdoor space at O’Donnell Golf Club and the board assures you that this year, our business portion of the meeting will be 30 minutes or less! So please mark your calendar NOW as we celebrate 60 iconic years of Vista Las Palmas with heavy hors d’oeuvres and cash bar.
Our latest VLP social event was held Wednesday, March 21 at the new Mexican restaurant, Alebrije, on Palm Canyon Drive. Board members Amy Brinkman and Howard Hawkes organized the reception in record time and 55 residents attended. The food was delicious!