Last night the Council received an extensive presentation on the proposed Streets Levy and the proposed Park bond for Riverfront Park and also took public testimony. Both these measures offer great opportunities to invest in our City at a critical moment. The Council deferred our vote to place these measures on the ballot until next week to allow one more week for public testimony. We had a good turnout last night but we would like to give more folks the opportunity to give feedback.
The most important action we took related to these measures last night was a unanimous decision to support a resolution to form a special transportation sub-committee of the Planning Commission that will act as the oversight body for the Streets Levy. This will include broad representation from the bicycle and pedestrian community, the disabled community, as well as the business community and others. We also a property acquisition for the Airport, a new policy supporting more recycled paper at the City, a re-naming of a law enforcement fund, and the renaming of a portion of Bridge Street to “Summit Parkway.” All votes were unanimous.