I had no specific agenda when I became president, preferring instead to become familiar with issues that were current and ongoing. Soon, however, it became apparent to me that the most glaring issues were the new development surrounding King William and expansion of commercial establishments, the consequences of which were parking congestion, safety and enforcement problems, and First Friday. Over a dozen eating establishments are in King William and Lavaca, but few of these have adequate parking options. Thus, many patrons must share parking spaces on the public streets with our residents, creating the congestion. Other important issues that came to my attention were finding a new building for the KWA, repairing and renting the old KWA building, and formulating a plan for our financial future. Committees were formed to get information and address these pressing issues, as described in previous Newsletters.