|City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending May 28th, 2010
May 29, 2010
Mayor and Councilmembers:
This is the weekly report for the week ending May 28th, 2010.
The next City Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 1st.
Engineering Services is launching a new public outreach campaign to provide up-to-date information on Engineering Services capital improvement projects (CIP) during construction. When an Engineering Services CIP construction contract is approved by City Council, postcard notifications will be mailed out to affected community members to sign up at http://twitter.com/CoR_Engineering so they can follow the construction status and potential impacts. The first project is the upcoming Sinkhole Emergency 2-Lane Access Road.
Hundreds of thousands of bicyclists all across the Bay Area celebrated Bike to Work Day 2010 on May 13th. In Richmond, more than 200 bicyclists passed through one of four "Energizer Stations" in the morning to receive free refreshments, a Bike to Work Day bag, and information about commuting by bicycle. The City of Richmond’s Richmond Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee, Richmond Spokes, and SunPower coordinated to promote Bike to Work Day and to host Energizer Stations under the leadership of the East Bay Bicycle Coalition, whose mission is to promote bicycling as an everyday means of transportation. Stations were located on the Ohlone Greenway at San Pablo Avenue and MacDonald Avenue, Richmond BART, Bay Trail at Marina Bay Park, and Ohlone Greenway at 15th Street. Throughout the East Bay, bicycling counts on Bike to Work Day were up 10% over 2009! View http://ebbc.org/btwd for more information about Bike to Work Day.
The City of Richmond thanks this year's Energizer Station sponsors, which include Catahoula Coffee, Clif Bar, Costco, East Bay Regional Parks, Fehr and Peers, Mountain Hardwear, National Parks Service, The Pedaler, Safeway, SunPower and World Centric.
On Wednesday, May 12th, the third of seven scheduled community budget presentations was conducted during the Marina Bay Neighborhood Council meeting. Councilmember Ludmyrna Lopez; City Manager, Bill Lindsay; Finance Director, James Goins and City staff were in attendance. Mr. Lindsay provided an overview of the newly approved Tax Settlement Agreement between the City of Richmond and Chevron.
Listed below are the remaining meeting dates and locations:
The Recreation Department is co-sponsoring the Commission on Aging’s production of the 18th Annual Senior Night Out to be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 28th, at the Richmond Auditorium. A special evening of dining and entertainment, including live music, will be presented at $5 per person.
The Bayview Branch Library has been closed since a sewage backup in February. This week, work began to replace the flooring with a treated concrete product selected by the librarians, along with Public Works staff, to mitigate any future problems. The Library staff will be able to access the building on June 7th and plan to reopen the branch by June 14th, in time for this year's Summer Reading Game.
This past weekend, 10 City of Richmond employees participated in the 99th Annual Bay to Breakers Race in San Francisco. The “Richmond Rosies” showed their “We Can Do It” spirit while highlighting the City’s positive history. After completing this year’s 12K course in 2 hours and 48 minutes, the Rosies are looking forward to next year’s race, with a larger team.
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Happy Memorial Day!
Lisa Carter, Executive Secretary II, for