2016 Update – September 18th – 30th

On Monday the 19th I met with the developer of a project in the City of Newark, then met with members of Parks and DNREC, and then with stakeholders to explore many issues related to the White Clay Creek State Park. That evening I attended a stakeholders meeting at the Judge Morris Estate to learn the current status of the planned Tri-Valley Trail through the WCCSP. On Tuesday the 20th I attended a donor appreciation event at the Newark Senior Center, a meeting of the Briar Creek community to discuss the proposed development, and then the monthly board meeting of the Newark Charter School. On Wednesday evening I attended a meeting of the Christine Manor and Stone Spring communities to discuss the same proposed development. On Sunday the 25th I attended the Taste of Newark event on campus.

On Monday the 26th I attended the Newark City Council meeting and made comments about the development. Afterwards I attended two debate watch parties. On Wednesday I attended a meeting of stakeholders concerned with the current plans for the Tri-Valley Trail. On Friday the 30th I attended a meeting at UD’s Center for Disability Studies, to learn of the state of accessible voting for Delawareans with disabilities, and attended the Newark High/Glasgow High football game (#CSDPride).


During the past two weeks I have had many emails. Many have dealt with meetings discussed above (WCCSP and the Tri-Valley Trail, the proposed Briar Creek North development).

I have had emails regarding whether engineering firms’ professionals require degrees from accredited higher education institutions, about an upcoming meeting of a support group for families with transgender family members to explore insurance coverage, about the ADA ramp constructed this summer on Vanier Drive in Nonantum Mills, a problem home in Chapel Hill, ensuring that DelDOT does not install temporary construction signs on top of the shoulder where cyclists must ride to avoid the rumble strips, steps Delaware would need to take to legalize and tax marijuana, recognizing honorees at the Arts Advocacy Awards, the road sign at Valley and Church Roads, a flooding concern on Virginia Avenue, tobacco cessation programs, finding an antenna location for Radio Newark, learning about The Big Jump, learning of capacity problems at the First State Compassion Center, fielding concerns regarding the challenges facing the next Mayor of Wilmington, and sharing information on the upcoming Manufactured Housing workshops held by the AGs office.

I have requested input from one community to help me prioritize their streets most in need of repaving. I have ongoing work on legalizing the direct shipment of wine, prioritizing the allocation of our Community Transportation Funds which we use to repave neighborhood streets in the district,