The City is about to start work widening the southern sidewalk on Center St. This week, businesses on the street signed a petition asking that the city consider an alternative concept. The basic idea is to remove some of the parking spaces to make the sidewalk wider in certain spots.
UPDATE at the bottom of the post.
UPDATE: It passed 6-1-0 (Alderman Ferrell opposed, Alderwoman Adams absent)
"This could be the most important thing I've done since being elected."
That's what I tell people when they ask me what I think about updating the residential energy code for new construction. It's on the agenda tonight at the Council meeting. Sponsored by myself, Alderwoman Sarah Lewis, and the Mayor, it proposes updating our existing code from the 2003 standard to the 2009 standard.