Monday, February 28, 2011

City Council Tonight; Rivercrossing Meetings Tomorrow

More interesting, really, than City Council this week is the revivification of the Rivercrossing Task Force and Oversight Team. They have been dormant for many months, but the activity in preparation for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement, delayed until July or so, calls them out of hibernation! (Or maybe it's zombie sleep...)
  • The next Oversight Team meeting has been scheduled. It will be held on March 1, 2011 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the Mid Willamette Valley Council of Governments, 105 High Street, SE

  • The next Task Force meeting has been scheduled. It will be held on March 1, 2011 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Broadway Commons, 1300 Broadway Street, NE (Room #205)
It will be interesting to learn more about the status of things.

Council agenda this week is much less exciting. Most interesting is a Pedestrian Safety Grant application.

The City appears to have won a $3850 grant to fund "overtime enforcement of traffic laws that are intended to protect pedestrians and bicycles on roadways."

Councilor Clem proposes that an undeveloped park property adjacent to Eola Drive be developed concurrently with the Eola Drive road project in 2014-15. This looks like a terrific idea!

The City's Legislative Committee took positions on two rail-related bills: It opposes House Bill 2370 and supports HB2860. The split is a little interesting on the surface - any rail advocates want to comment on its significance?

The City's going to get a chunk of 12th Street right-of-way between Fairview and Vista for road widening.

There's further movement on the downtown "Economic Improvement District" administrator selection.

And vacancies on the Budget Committee and Planning Commission. Apply by March 11th, if you're interested.

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