Update—July 29th to August 9th

On Tuesday July 30th I attended a voting bill signing in Wilmington in the afternoon, and then attended the open house at Deerfield Country Club to learn more about the current draft of the White Clay Creek Master Plan. On Wednesday I had a call regarding e-cigarettes. On Thursday August 1st I visited the Newark Emergency Center. On Saturday I attended a National Guard deployment ceremony in Dover at the Delaware State University. Afterwards I attended IndiaFest in Wilmington. 

On Sunday I met with a woman who is struggling with a disagreement with the Social Security Administration for her benefits as someone with disabilities. On Tuesday the 6th I toured a micro-brewery in the Pencader Business Park. After this I attended the annual National Night Out in Newark. After this I attended the meeting of the city Planning Commission, at which they considered the redevelopment project for the UD Dickinson Dorm complex. On Wednesday I hosted the monthly morning coffee at Greene Turtle, and that evening I attended a town hall hosted by US Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester at DelTech’s Wilmington campus. On Thursday I had a meeting regarding renewable energy, including community solar. On Friday I joined the Governor to meet with stakeholders and visit portions of the White Clay Creek State Park. After this I joined Senator Sokola to lead the first meeting of the HCR54 task force to make recommendations on the New Castle County local service fee program. That evening I went to the Courtyard by Marriott in Newark for the Battle of the Bars to raise money for local non-profits.

Emails—the pace of emails has slowed down, thankfully. 

There were many emails preparing for the HCR54 task force, related to the White Clay Creek State Park master plan, regarding the CSX/Casho Mill Road controversy, and regarding the Dickinson Dorm redevelopment proposal 

There were many constituent emails, related to a concern a resident of Millcroft shared, about vegetation blocking visibility at entrances to West Meadow and to Unami Trail, about a change to Highmark supported providers, about micro-brewery laws, about a SNAP/healthy meals initiative, about the four-way stop signs at Hopkins & Thompson Station Roads, about interpreters for residents who are deaf when they are receiving state services, about gun violence prevention legislation, about the End of Life Options Act, about wildflowers along state highways, about littering at the Main Street Rehabilitation project, about programs to assist people in transitioning off opioids, about next year’s grant-in-aid process, about junk mail pushing CBD products, about local DelDOT repaving and bridge projects, about the proposal to raise the permitted height of the Waste Management landfill, about draft legislation to make children of H1-B visa holder parents who live and work in Delaware eligible for in-state tuition, with staff of our federal delegation to assist the constituent with the Social Security Administration problem, learning about the tent worms and best practices to address them, about direct wine shipment, about phone scams, about pets in restaurants, about minimum monthly charges by Delmarva Power, about alternative skills training in schools, and about anti-idling ordnances and laws, 

OK, maybe emails haven’t lightened up much.