Monday, May 30, 2011

Street Committee expected to hear University of Arkansas request to remove parking spaces along Lafayette Street for two years in order to allow easy access for dump trucks and huge construction machines to use the street for access to Old Main Lawn and arboretum instead of using shorter, less intrusive access from Dickson Street or Maple Street: If you care, be there, please

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Street Committee 6:15 or Immediately following Equipment Committee
City Clerk
Time: 6:15 PM
Location: Room 326
 Fayetteville city hall

For background on this issue, please see photos on Flickr
And video clips on Youtube. I posted five of the several clips I recorded that day. Wind ruined the audio (I should have stood closer to Paula) in parts, but it is better than no video. If you run the first clip, the others will likely show up as available when it ends. My full you tube channel with more than 250 items is at aubunique's channel.
Fran Alexander's column in the business section of the Sunday paper was excellent.
And I posted a few photos on some of my blogs and on facebook.
And Richard Drake's item in Street Jazz on the Arkansas Times blog undoubtedly has drawn statewide attention.
I spoke about it at some length at Thursday's Council of Neighborhoods meeting with the support of Nancy Allen. That should be on government channel again this week. And I'll ask for a copy tomorrow and post it on You Tube, also.

Most Fayetteville residents and UA graduates especially don't need to visit all these sites to figure out how they feel about digging a wide construction road through the Old Main lawn and arboretum. But all the links offer talking points to help prepare to speak before the street committee.

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