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January 2018 Newsletter

Dear Friends, Happy 2018! One of my resolutions for the New Year is to return to more regular newsletters and website updates. I have posted over twenty new articles updating you on various projects and issues of interest to the … Continue reading

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Landon Park

Over the past year, representatives of the San Marco Garden Circle and the San Marco Preservation Society have been in discussion with the City parks Department regarding possible equipment changes and additions in the park. The conversation began when the … Continue reading

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San Marco Traffic Calming- Part Three

As I noted in the “Part Two” article, the issue of speeding traffic on our neighborhood streets remains a major topic of concern. I have recently been contacted by the River Oaks Road neighbors east of Hendricks looking for additional … Continue reading

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New Water Access coming to Southbank

Two new water access facilities are in design along the Southbank Riverwalk. The first is an ADA accessible kayak launch that would be added at a floating dock near the eastern edge of the School Board site. This project was … Continue reading

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Friendship Fountain Restoration

Several years ago, a project was added to the City Capital Improvement plan to restore Friendship Fountain to its former glory. I believe this may have been added prior to the time I became the Council representative for the Southbank, … Continue reading

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Quiet Zones- silencing the train horns

Over the last several years, I have researched the options regarding Quiet Zones and directional horns on several occasions. It is a recurring request from constituents and the federal policies seem to be a bit of a moving target. Recently, … Continue reading

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Riverfront Park (AKA San Marco Beach)

Construction of the new bulkhead at Riverfront Park is well underway and scheduled for completion in May. You may recall that when work began last year, we were short the required funds to complete the entire length. During the budget … Continue reading

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Flood Mitigation program available to residents of Reeds Subdivision and a portion of South Shores

Since taking office in 2011, I have received numerous calls and emails about street flooding on Alamo St., Bee St., Reed Ave. and Utah Ave. On rare occasions the flooding included parts of neighboring South Shores. The flooding most often … Continue reading

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San Marco Traffic Calming- Part Two

The demand to reduce cut-through traffic, and speeding, on neighborhood residential streets in San Marco and elsewhere in the District contuse to be a hot topic. Over a year ago, I held a second community meeting for the Alexandria Oaks … Continue reading

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Do you know our Pedestrian Laws?

Where is it legal to cross the street? When do you as a motorist have the obligation to yield to a pedestrian (who would be at fault in a crash)? What is a crosswalk and are they only at signals? … Continue reading

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LaSalle Street Drainage Improvements

Last year the City acquired a vacant lot on LaSalle Street in preparation for the construction of the long contemplated pump station. The project had been partially funded seven years ago but during the recession funding was transferred to allow … Continue reading

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The Quiz Answers

If you completed the quiz, I’m sure you discovered that it starts out easy and becomes more difficult as you move across the page. Rules of the road (and sidewalks and bike lanes are considered part of the road) are … Continue reading

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