Sunday, June 24, 2007

Davenport, RI win national award for livability

From City/Davenport website:
2007 Most Livable Small City in the Country

The Cities of Davenport and Rock Island are being recognized at the U.S. Conference of Mayors for the visionary waterfront development plan, RiverVision.

On Monday, June 25, 2007 the cities of Davenport and Rock Island will be receiving the First Place City Livability award for cities smaller than 100,000 in population in the 2007 City Livability Awards Program. The award is sponsored by The U.S. Conference of Mayors and Waste Management, Inc.

Click here to learn more from City website.

Click here to read the press release from the US Conf./Mayors.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

June all-wards meeting set

I will be hosting an all-wards meeting at 5 pm, Wed. June 27th, in the 2nd Flr. performance hall of the River Music Experience (2nd & Main). The meeting will center on current issues before the council, as well as recent developments pertaining to the downtown and riverfront. Other topic ideas may be submitted through this blog, via email (, or by calling 508-2842. Additional information/map: click here.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Neighborhood Partnership Program Information

City staff has drafted additional information on the City's new neighborhood matching program. The program will provide financial assistance to groups representing residential neighborhoods and business districts.

The objective is to make available City funding for improvement projects in the public right-of-way or on other public property - with the City's funding to be matched by contributions from the partnering organizations. Funding for this program was included in the budget for the City for the period beginning July 1, 2007.

This program is one of the neighborhood initiatives passed by the council in March. All of the programs will be funded, beginning July 1. The new initiatives include: Neighborhood Partnership, the "100 Homes" neighborhood financing program, the new neighborhood liaison/specialist, and additional NETS police officers.

A meeting is set for June 25th at 5:30 pm in the Design Center (corner of 2nd/Brady) to seek additional input on the matching program.

To learn more about the proposal, see below:

Click here for a program memo
Click here for a propsoed design of the program

Friday, June 08, 2007

Tree Limb Collection Information

Public Works has announced special collection of tree limbs for the week of 6/11. Click here for information.