Last year, City Council adopted the Westside and Lower West Transportation Management Plan. The plan includes several infrastructure safety enhancements to improve walking and biking in the Westside and Lower West neighborhoods. As City Staff explores the latest grant opportunities, continued community input is needed. You can join virtually Wednesday, February 2 or in-person Saturday, February 5, to review the latest conceptual plans.
The City is developing a project to increase safety along the Cliff Drive corridor. A high number of repeat collisions in the area make safety modifications a high priority. Community feedback over the years has also identified the need for additional crosswalks and better bicycling facilities. Residents are encouraged to participate virtually on January 26 or in-person on January 29 to receive a project update and review the latest safety conceptual plans and grant opportunities.
The Library has launched an initiative to help assess how it can improve services to better meet the needs of the Spanish-speaking community. The Spanish Outreach Team has been collaborating with local organizations to assess what services will be most beneficial. Community members are borrowing more and more Spanish-language titles and the library has doubled the amount of programming available in Spanish between 2018 and 2021. The next step for the Spanish Outreach Team is to get a sense of how the pandemic continues to impact people’s day-to-day lives. The Spanish Outreach Team is encouraging community members to share their aspirations for the future and how the Library can best serve their needs by completing a survey.
The airport is pulling together to support a local non-profit, partnering with Alaska Airlines and Signature Flight Support to host Alpha Resource Center’s Inaugural Plane Pull fundraiser. On Saturday, February 26, competing teams will attempt to pull a nearly 100,000-pound Alaska Airlines Embraer 175 aircraft with a rope 20-feet in the fastest time possible. Alpha Resource Center’s mission is to empower individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to make their mark on the world. Competing teams are required to raise at least $1,000 dollars to participate.
Toilets are the biggest culprit for leaks inside the house and they often leak silently. It’s estimated that 20 percent of toilets leak -- these leaks can average 200 gallons per day. Watch our video on how to find and repair the three most common toilet leaks, two of which are due to faulty rubber flappers.