June 14, 2013 PUERTO VALLARTA: At its regular Board meeting today, the Board of the Amapas Neighborhood Association (ANA, Asociacion de Vecinos de la Colonia Amapas, A.C.) voted to allocate funds to additional administrative help to get its new work as a Junta Vecinal underway.
Specifically, the Board voted to allocate $18,000 pesos to cover an additional half time person to support the JV’s administrative work for 3 months. This “seed fund” comes from surplus funds raised thanks to beating our member projections, now exceeding 200 ANA members.
Separately, the Board agreed to ask members to contribute to our special AIM Higher fund to “seed” operations of the JV. It is anticipated that in the future, fees will be charged for permit approvals to help pay for JV administration. However, until that time, the Board anticipates needing to fund 6 months of operations, plus consulting and legal fees. The recent clearing of landslides on Gardenias by the city is the JV’s first success in getting city action for neighborhood issues (click here for story).
A goal of $100,000 pesos was set in time for high season in October 2013. All members are urged to consider a contribution (click here for budget and details).