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the coronado neighborhood connection

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THIS IS "RATERO REPORTER'S" PAGE

Ratero moved into the Coronado Neighborhood in 1979, this means I have lived here for 28 years now. With my business partner Mike McNulty we have acquired 50 rental units on numerous locations throughout the Coronado. Many of you may know them by the signature palm trees as landscaping. we have owned many of these properties since the early days of when the Coronado became a Historic District and began it slow and difficult climb and rebirth out of a period of neglect by property owners and investors. We have retained, and maintained with a sense of pride our rental property. we have not "turned a quick profit" but worked hard to restore and renovate and actually "invest" in the historic character in a long term commitment to the direction of the community. I have worked tirelessly to bring capital improvement both from myself and from other conscientious rental property owners into the community. I have been a active member in the CNA association and worked on many projects over the years. Until I lost my ability to co-chair the Fight back West Traffic Committee perhaps the project I am most proud of is the Traffic Circle at Oak and 12th Streets and the Virginia Traffic Mitigation Plan, not only because it was the most challenging but because it required involving the neighbors as a community to bring it from vision to reality, you can read about that here: The Virginia Plan. Recently I have enjoyed working with neighbors in resolving the problems with the online discussion list and continuing to bring that interest in cyberspace it is my belief that the vision of the neighbors who have worked on this web site project will contribute to build a stronger and renewed sense of community as we continue to move forward in building a vibrant neighborhood with a strong sense of place. Mike and I have worked hard in selectively bringing into the community the "temporary neighbors" as renters, and we have had the opportunity to discover what it is that attracts individuals to desire to live and make their home a downtown historic neighborhood and live in a historic property. I carry with and bring that knowledge with me into my job and into my community projects.

I have made the rebirth in coronado of a sense of community, as well as a physical renovation of my choice as a lively hood for the past 28 years. And am committed to do, as a life, as far into the future as I am able. It is my passion and also my interest........

So I will combine the human experience that I have described above and combine it with the personally of one of my 4 pound Chihuahuas in the hope that I can offer you perspective and well as entertainment.

enjoy my first opinion piece A New Approach to Communicating With Our Neighbors!

articles are linked in the column to the right......

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

LINKS TO THE ARTICLES

MORE FOOD FOR THOUGHT

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

RESIDENTIAL HIGHRISES PLANNED FOR TWO LOCATIONS ON CENTRAL AT MCDOWELL ROAD

FIGHTBACK SOUTHWEST EXECUTINVE SUMMERY ALTERNATE PERSPECTIVE

VALUE IN CORONADO

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Cambodia Awareness

A New Approach to Communicating With Our Neighbors!

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