Next Meeting. It’s been a while, but we’re planning to reconvene in person – at the Commonwealth Baptist Church (700 Commonwealth Avenue) on Thursday, December 9 at 7:30pm. Note – social distancing and mask requirements will be in effect, and we will be meeting in the sanctuary (enter via the front door). On the agenda:
* Local traffic issues – We’ve recently been asked about raising certain concerns with the City, including the light cycle at Braddock and Mount Vernon, and other issues have been raised in the past, such as the traffic island at Russell and Cedar (originally installed due to resident requests circa 2010). We would like to put together a comprehensive list of items to raise with the City – feedback before the meeting is welcome.
* State issues – one issue we’ve also heard about is street racing/noise on I-495, but the State Police at our last virtual meeting indicated that their enforcement powers are limited by state law. This would be an issue to raise with our representatives in Richmond – but this also would be the time to identify other matters (not necessarily traffic related) for the next legislative session for State Senator Adam Ebbin and newly elected State Delegate Elizabeth Bennett-Parker.
* Holiday committee – last year, (retiring) Sheriff Dana Lawhorne helped us put together a panel to honor the best decorations in Rosemont – we would like to continue and expand the tradition this year, but we need volunteers (and you don’t need to await the meeting to let us know).
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