On Monday the 10th I met with the Newark city planning director to discuss upcoming projects. On Tuesday I joined the city’s Patriot Day ceremony, and afterwards attended the task force meeting reviewing and approving the new election system purchased by the state. That afternoon I discussed electric vehicle policy and implications during Drive Electric Week at UD. On Wednesday I chaired the HR24 manufactured housing task force in Dover. On Thursday I met with parks and DelDOT personnel to consider safety improvements for the pedestrian crossing on Hopkins Road. On Friday I participated in a meeting regarding the Share the Care Act, to help adults with disabilities who would like their home aids to be able to administer some medications. On Saturday I attended an open house/picnic at Grace Church on Paper Mill Road, then was a judge at a Scrapple cook off at Glasgow Park, and finally joined the annual College Park picnic at Dickey Park. It was a very busy week.
On Sunday the 16th I spent the day at Newark Community Day. On Monday morning I attended a bill signing at Newark Charter School. That evening I attended the monthly meeting of the 23rd RD Democratic Committee. On Tuesday morning I attended the signing ceremony for the public-private partnership for the expanding Wilmington Port. I attended a donor appreciation event at the Newark Senior Center that afternoon. On Wednesday I had a phone call to strategize about our End of Life Option Act, and I door knocked in Fairfield Crest in the late afternoon/early evening. On Thursday I attended a UD student group which was addressed by US Senator Tom Carper. On Friday I went to Newark High School to present donated school supplies. I attended a visitation for Amy Eschenbrenner, the co-owner of Blue Hen Bed & Breakfast, who passed away recently of cancer. That evening I attended a reception at the Kalmar Nyckel on the Wilmington riverfront. On Saturday morning I attended the inaugural Trailfest and rode my bike from the Wilmington Riverfront along the new Markell trail to New Castle and almost to the refinery (and back). That afternoon I door knocked in Evergreen.
We had emails regarding speeding concerns, on Wedgewood and Nottingham Roads, regarding the new voting machines, about a sign on I-95 alerting drivers to the three Newark area museums, the second leg to Delaware’s Equal Rights Amendment, civil forfeiture, vacation home rental policy, open space acquisition adjacent to the White Clay Creek State Park, adult use marijuana regulation/taxation/legalization, manufactured housing court decisions, ranked choice voting, the new human trafficking council, insurance coverage of concussion testing, training on fair housing law, overnight shelters for those without a home, vaccine policy, criminal justice reform efforts (past, present, future), direct to consumer shipment of wine, state park hunting schedules, Medicaid policy on emergency dental procedures, whether UD employees were covered by the state employee raise/bonus passed by the legislature in June, standardized testing, communication initiatives of the Christina School District, and my request for enforcement of the law prohibiting using the center turn lane to pass a vehicle on East Cleveland Avenue, and determining the timing for DelDOT improvements for the roads approaching the Delaware Memorial Bridge