I am increasingly surprised at the belief that I support the extension of Jeffy Trail. I supported a well vetted and comprehensive analysis of the proposed extension of the project. Indeed, in my first year as a member of the Board of Estimates (Finance Committee) I successfully moved to have the project put on hold until there was a citizen workgroup formed to conduct a comprehensive discussion on Jeffy Trail and alternative transportation options.
We are going with a large group that has two other moon glow tents full already but were unable to fill these last two spots. You are more than welcome to join us for the fest (we love making new friends) or just be our room mates for the weekend and do your own thing. We definitely a livelier crowd (but appreciate our sleep) and do indulge in non sobriety.
Community Development Division staff provided an update about the outreach efforts of our nonprofit partner’s street outreach teams to engage unsheltered individuals and urge them to take advantage of city and county resources. Staff also reminded us that the best way to help people is to donate money; not drop off food, clothing or other donations. The Friends of the State Street Family is coordinating the response, more here.
At the very beginning of the session the DM was struggling to describe the village we were in. Everyone around him was waiting with bated breath. Then he sighed heavily and apologized, he wasn feeling it at all that day. This is not to say that the UK riots were a carbon copy of those that occurred in France. The UK context differed in many respects, from the historical context framing the violence to the blatant opportunism that was captured by news cameras. However, the similarities, where they occur, provide an insight into rioting as a social construct and should not be ignored..
Many of the kids that swim for free at Dease are from lower income families. This pool is a lifeline for them. It is where they spend most of their free time in the summer as they don’t have a cottage to go to and can’t afford a membership at a private pool..
Special Notice: The Sheriff Office recently responded to several reports of thefts from autos. In almost every case, the cars were left unlocked and valuables were left inside the vehicles overnight. The Sheriff Office is reminding residents to remove all valuables from unattended vehicles and keep the doors locked and windows up.
Those workers are our nation backbone and their hard work often goes severely underappreciated. Most of the tradespeople I work with on a daily basis work incredibly hard and in difficult circumstances. The work they do because most of us can or won gives us the built environment that we all enjoy..