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  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017 1:12 PM | Anonymous

    Aldermen Bell and Durrence will host a Second District "Ask an Alderman" Town Hall Meeting on Monday, March 6th. 

    WHAT: District 2 “Ask an Alderman” event.

    WHEN: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, March 6.

    WHERE: Waters Avenue Shopping Plaza Community Room, 2005 Waters Avenue.

    WHO: The event will be hosted by District 2 Alderman Bill Durrence and Alderman at Large Carol Bell

    WHY: Ask an Alderman gives residents the opportunity to engage directly with their elected representatives. 

  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017 10:00 PM | Anonymous

    Review a proposal from the Savannah Development and Renewal Authority for Drayton and Whitaker Streets.


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    Create your own user feedback survey

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  • Monday, January 30, 2017 7:32 PM | Anonymous

    Please be advised the number of phone financial scams reported here in Savannah are growing exponentially. Over the previous weeks, reports have been made by victims with wide ranges in age and education as well as diverse ethnicities. Please remind your constituents if contacted by a stranger or company to:

    1 NOT give any PID (Personal Identification Data) including but not limited to SSNs, Birthdays, Driver’s License Numbers, etc…

    2 NOT send any money to anyone who promises to reciprocate with a larger award amount

    3 NOT provide any PID information for friends or family

    If you suspect any fraud within a call,

    1 DO get as much information as possible and tell them you will call THEM back

    2 DO contact the company represented and see if there is a legitimate reason for them to contact you

    3 DO contact the BBB or Chamber of Commerce for direction


    Hope this helps and if any questions please reach out.



    Ofc. Marvin M Williams

    Crime Prevention Officer

    Downtown Precinct 2

    102 East Lathrop Avenue

    Savannah, GA 31415

    Cell (912)667 – 9271

    Office  (912)525 – 3100 x2713

    Fax (912) 651 – 6995

  • Sunday, January 29, 2017 12:43 PM | Anonymous

    The Downtown Neighborhood Association of Savannah, GA Inc. (DNA) is accepting proposals for 2017 Community Grants. Each year, the DNA invites community groups to apply for a Community Grant to help fund a project or initiative that will benefit the downtown area of Savannah.

    Funds raised through DNA’s Annual Holiday Tour of Homes support downtown Savannah’s Landmark Historic District in a number of ways. One of those is through the DNA's Community Grant Program.

    Community organizations seeking funds are asked to select one of the following categories as the primary basis for its proposal:

    • Beautification / Improvements in the Downtown Area
    • Arts and Cultural Life

    • Youth Development
    • Humanitarian Causes

    Proposals may be submitted online at SavannahDNA.org or at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017DNAGrant. Arrangements can be made for organizations who may need to submit a proposal in writing.

    The deadline for proposal submission is Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Organizations will be notified in late April of their proposal status. Grant awards will be distributed at the DNA’s Annual Meeting and Spring Picnic on Tuesday, May 9 at the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum. For questions concerning DNA’s Community Grant Program, email communications@SavannahDNA.org.

  • Thursday, January 19, 2017 11:23 AM | Anonymous

    Re: 18 January Special Called Meeting for 602/620/630 East River Street

    MPC Staff and Historic District Board of Review,                                                                    

    DNA’s Mission is to enhance the quality of residential life in the Historic Landmark District and to protect Savannah’s unique downtown environment.

    The Savannah Downtown Neighborhood Association wishes to express our deep concerns regarding the proposed development of the River Street East hotel and parking complex, as described in the developer’s submissions, to be addressed at today’s hearing.  To summarize our rationale, we believe this proposed massive, resort-style project is totally out-of-scale with the Factors Walk Character area of which it would be a part; it requests a myriad of variances and exceptions to current city historic development guidelines that are in place to retain Savannah’s unique historic character; nearly 600 feet of precious riverfront views would be forever lost to the citizens of Savannah; and in the nearly five years this parcel has been under review, the gaps between what the developer wishes to build and what the city is recommending have grown larger, not smaller – so progress is not being made.  The DNA supports the good work of city staff in its repeated reviews to try to steer this massive proposal within reasonable bounds.  Additionally, we believe there is an opportunity here for the Historic Board of Review to support recent forward-thinking decisions by the City Council to stand by the city’s zoning and development ordinances, curtailing the practice of approving variances and exceptions such as those sought by the petitioner.     

    In addition to those macro concerns, there are other important details that also inform our position against this project.  

    •  Arterial Road:  Zoning District B-B requires that a hotel must front on an arterial road, and it is not clear to us from the plans we’ve seen that the proposed Hotel Anne meets that criterion. 
    •  Variances/Exceptions:  By our count, after five years, the current staff review lists some 15 change recommendations for the parking garage; 15 more for the proposed Hilton Hotel; and another 11 for the proposed Hotel Anne.  The city and the petitioner are not even close to an agreement.  As taxpayers, this project has tied up scarce and costly city resources for nearly five years.  We think it’s time to consider giving petitioner deadlines to meet the city’s requirements instead of granting repeated, open-ended continuances.
    •  More Hotels:  We do not agree with the petitioner’s suggestion that approval of this development will reduce pressure to develop additional over scaled hotels in the historic district.  To date, we see nothing so far that has curbed the appetite to develop more large hotels in the historic district.

    Thank you for the opportunity to comment and for your consideration.  Your attention to this very important project is critical as the nature of its development will almost certainly have a material impact on the neighboring Savannah River Landing parcel.  

    Best regards,

    Melinda D. Allen
    President, Downtown Neighborhood Association of Savannah, GA Inc.


  • Tuesday, January 10, 2017 10:42 AM | Anonymous

    From John Buckovich, Vice President for University Safety at SCAD - The University for Creative Careers to the Downtown Neighborhood Association:

    We are now up and running with our community patrols. Below is a brief summary of the patrols. Also, if community members would ever like to see our command center in SAV they are welcome to email me: jbuckovi@scad.edu

    President Wallace recently conceived a new initiative to increase SCAD security patrol groups in the downtown and midtown areas. This initiative was not only meant to benefit students, faculty and staff, but the entire Savannah community.

    The SCAD Community Patrol Officers (CPOs) started patrols on Wednesday January 4. On their first night out, a SCMPD officer flagged one of the SCAD patrols to mention that they were looking for a potentially dangerous suspect and gave the SCAD patrol the description. Not ten minutes later, SCAD's patrol group was able to identify the suspect's location and notify police for a successful arrest to be made!

    This arrest is a testament to the successful partnership between the Savannah Chatham-Metropolitan Police Department and SCAD Safety and Security. Chief Lumpkin agreed to give SCAD access to a SCMPD police channel, enabling SCAD officers to alert the SCMPD immediately if they see any illegal behavior. 
     The SCAD CPO’s have engage hundreds of citizens, asking if they need assistance and making sure residents get inside their doors safely at night.

    President Wallace continues to invest in the safety of the Savannah community, I am confident that this initiative will help Savannah to be a safer place to live, work and go to school.

    John Buckovich
    Vice President for University Safety
    Savannah College of Art and Design®
    jbuckovi@scad.edu - www.scad.edu

Office Voicemail: 912.236.8362

Downtown Neighborhood Association of Savannah, GA Inc.
P.O. Box 9416
Savannah, GA 31412

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