2017 Update—September 9th to 22nd

On Saturday the 9th I attended a Farm Fresh Dinner event hosted by the Ag Department at UD. On Monday the 11th I attended and spoke at the Patriot’s Day event the City of Newark hosted. That afternoon I attended a transportation workshop held at the Newark Free Library, then spoke at the Newark City Council meeting regarding the Charlie Emerson Bridge over the White Clay Creek, and then attended the monthly meeting of the 23rd RD Democratic Committee. On Tuesday I door knocked in Country Hills, and then attended the monthly board meeting of the Christina School District. On Wednesday the 13th I attended a meeting regarding UD. On Thursday the 14th I had a breakfast meeting regarding state finances, then had a meeting regarding city issues, and that afternoon I attended a bill signing ceremony for SB24, which permits those with PTSD to qualify for Delaware’s medical marijuana program participation. On Friday I had a phone call with UD administration, and viewed the new mini-traffic circle at Winslow & Orchard Roads.

On Sunday the 17th I staffed a booth at Newark Community Day. On Monday the 18th I attended the morning portion of the DEFAC economic forecasting meeting. That afternoon I attended the DACA rally on UD’s campus, then attended the Delaware Coalition Against Gun Violence annual fundraiser in Wilmington, and that evening I attended the special meeting of the Newark City Council, where the Charlie Emerson Bridge project was approved. On Tuesday the 18th I attended the Biden Institute presentation on jobs on UD’s campus, and that evening I hosted my monthly Facebook Live town hall. On Friday I taped two segments on the Comcast Newsmakers program.

Emails—I had many emails over the past two weeks. Some related to finance (taxing airBnB, education funding, state financing, and state support for income tax return preparation for low income individuals), several on privacy (medical privacy, the Equifax data breach, my data breach bill which is now law, safe community policies and practices), some on property issues (road maintenance, a downed utility pole), arranging a visit to Legislative Hall for teachers from Germany, some on medical issues (health insurance policies covering rare diseases), many on the Charlie Emerson Bridge project, one on crosswalk markings and another on speed limit enforcement, some on Congressional issues, some related to the regulations tied to the revised Coastal Zone Act, one on highway signs for local museums, one on the Newark Housing Authority, some on education issues, and some on the new public private partnership related to economic development.