BWCO Zoom Meeting Notes

Better Waverly Community Organization (BWCO) May 11, 2021 Zoom Meeting Notes:

Attending were BWCO officers/directors – Sonja Merchant Jones, William Cannady, Sharon Neely, Joe Stewart and Debra Evans – City Councilperson Odette Ramos, Property Manager PR Jackson, Angie Merchant, Kate Khatib and Najee Haynes-Follins of Red Emma’s, Willie Baker-Bey and Jessi Stevens of the Mayor’s Office Of Homeless Services.

Red Emma’s reported that it hopes to open in the fall of this year in part of their space and then to expand into the rest of their space in early 2022. Red Emma’s is a cooperatively-owned bookstore, coffeeshop, and community center coming to old Early Attic building on 32nd Street and storefront at 3128 Greenmount Avenue. Queries about Red Emma’s can go to <>.

Our councilwoman updated us on city government affairs and constituent concerns. 

A presentation on how homeless citizens were being helped was provided. Anyone interested in how homelessness is being addressed in our area can contact <> and <> and they can be contacted especially is a homeless person you are aware of is in need.

The local property manager attending the meeting gave his contact information out for anyone interested in knowing about his rental properties in our area. His email address is <>

In Better Waverly business, reports were given on our participation in the Mayor’s Clean Up, on our Dumpster Days and on Better Waverly Mutual Aid. The board agreed to survey residents about how they felt about BWCO and the board agreed to meet in July to develop a plan for holding an election of new directors sometime soon.

There will be another monthly Zoom meeting 6pm Tuesday June 8. An invitation will be circulated before sometime soon.