Sunday, November 14, 2010

City Council, Nov 15th - the Welcome Center, Continued

At the November 8th meeting of City Council, several matters were tabled and pushed forward. There is not much new for transportation or bicycling.

Tabled Items Include:

Proposed Downtown Welcome Center. Proposed for the Liberty Parkade and to face a state highway, it may not create a sufficiently welcoming walking environment to lure people from the Conference Center into downtown. For more discussion, see notes on its two previous council appearances on October 11 and November 8.

Renewing the Downtown Economic Improvement District. Also see October 11 and November 8 meetings.

Councilor Dickey's Smoke-Free Parks Ordinance.

New Items:

Renewing agreement and contract with Travel Salem for tourism promotion.

Letter of Intent for Electric Vehicle charging stations.

Revised Historic Preservation Code.

The Mayor has a proposal for the South Waterfront URA Advisory Board. By itself this does not seem significant, but since the Boise Cascade Redevelopment project is stuck, this may have implications for restarting it and for the way it is shaped once it gets going again.

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