We have been engaged through legal counsel with Brit Kreimeyer, the attorney representing the NENA board. In the interest of working together on an election, we asked the Removed Five (R5) to halt their plan to appoint new board members during the board meeting held on April 27, 2021, and the R5 did not appoint new directors at this meeting. We appreciate this change as an expression of good faith by the R5.
We hope that the R5 will schedule a special election to elect all of the NENA board members, as we have requested. In support of our request, we have collected over 200 signatures from neighbors on a petition requesting a special meeting to hold an election of all board members. Those NENA members elected in a special meeting vote will have the legitimate support of the majority of the membership, including any of the R5 if they choose to run for an open seat.
We further hope that the R5 will announce their intention to work collaboratively with NENA members to plan and set a date for a special election for all 15 open Board seats.
We are still collecting signatures for the petition for a 15-seat election. If you still have not signed the petition and would like to do so, you have two options to sign:
(1) IN-PERSON: The petition is available to sign in-person at:
- Franklin House Backyard, located at 1502 Franklin Street (on the corner of 15th and Franklin Street), Wednesday through Saturday between 5 and 10 pm. https://www.franklinhouseboise.com
- Jill Giese & Associates, located at 1606 Hays Street (at the end of Harrison), Monday through Friday between 11 am and 6 pm. https://www.jillgiese.com
(2) ELECTRONICALLY: Please mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org and state you would like to sign via DocuSign, and we will email you the petition to sign.
We look forward to sending an update soon, with a firm election date, procedures for becoming a candidate, and candidate details to inform your vote. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please let us know.