Following the City Council meeting in March where supporters from MIRA Coalition, CAIR NE, this advocacy group and the Cambridge community spoke on behalf of a policy order focused on increasing non-citizen representation in the city. We have determined that the best means of going forward would be to create a permanent city office that would act as a conduit for access to non-citizen services and information, as opposed to a single representative for such a substantial portion of our community. On May 12th, this group’s ideas for an office will be discussed with the Mayor, Councillors and community members at a joint committee meeting. We welcome all interested residents, citizen or non-citizen, to attend in support of this proposal.
The City Manager be and hereby is requested to ask the state DCR for their permission to use two lanes (one in each direction) of Memorial Drive for non-motorized vehicles and pedestrians only and further to coordinate with the appropriate city departments to close two lanes to cars (one in each direction) on Memorial Drive on April 29th 2016, in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Walk/Ride Days, and the kick-off of the 5th Annual Walk/Ride Day Corporate Challenge; and be it further that the City Manager be and hereby is requested to report back to the council on plans for the closure of lanes of Memorial Drive on April 29th once they are determined.
The days have been long and hot this summer, but my work has been going well! I’ve been spending the first half of the vacation scoping out basketball courts around the city. Watching games and talking with kids has helped me get a feel for which courts kids use and what times they are most active during the day.
Our community has a great Farmer's Market every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the library parking lot. Fresh produce is sold by area farmers, like these tasty oranges sold by Mrs. Patel.
Communications Director John Woo is about to sample Mrs. Patel's oranges. He thought they were so delicious, he bought two bags to share with the volunteers in our campaign office.