Awesome! See you Monday.
On Thu, 13 Jun 2019 at 19:57, Sam Nabi <sam@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
The council meeting is happening on Monday, and everything is ready to go.
I have received supportive comments from 6 of the 11 councillors!
Here is the presentation if you want to take a look:
Due to privacy rules, I had to remove personally-identifiable information
from the document, including peoples' names. But I'll be sure to give a big
shout out to everyone that has supported this idea since March, and helped
bring it to the attention of our decision makers!
In other good news, I received an email today from the Downtown Kitchener
BIA – our application for a Community Builder Grant has been approved! This
will give us much-needed funding to plan a pop-up park on Gaukel Street in
September. I'm so excited to show our neighbours what's possible when we
turn a road into space for people!
We will hear back from the #LoveMyHood placemaking grant application
Please come to the council meeting on Monday if you can – *1:00pm, 2nd
floor, Kitchener City Hall!*
On Jun 13, 2019, at 11:49, Melissa Bowman <dtkmelissa@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Just checking if you need any help for Monday's council presentation.
On Sat, 1 Jun 2019 at 14:10, Melissa Bowman <dtkmelissa@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I plan to attend. Thanks Sam!
On Sat, 1 Jun 2019 at 11:47, Sam Nabi <sam@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I am thrilled to announce that we finally got a spot in the council
agenda, to ask City Council to endorse the Gaukel Greenway plan.
What: Finance & Corporate Services Committee
When: Monday June 17, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Where: 2nd Floor Council Chambers, Kitchener City Hall
They will be discussing Kitchener's new strategic plan at the same
meeting, which will include priorities around environmental leadership and
safe transportation. Gaukel Greenway fits well into both of those themes!
Also on the agenda is our City's response to the Truth and
Reconciliation Commission calls to action. If you can stay for the whole
thing, it looks like they'll be discussing lots of important decisions.
Our presentation will be the first item on the agenda. If you can,
please attend the meeting. The more people who show up, the more likely it
is that council will support the request.
Thanks for your support so far, we are so close to getting Gaukel
Greenway on the table!
We have received support so far from: Ward 1 councillor Scott Davey,
Ward 8 councillor Margaret Johnston, Ward 9 councillor Debbie Chapman, Ward
10 councillor Sarah Marsh, and Mayor Berry Vrbanovic. Only need one more to
make it a majority :)
I am meeting with Ward 2 councillor Dave Schnider on Wednesday June
12th, if anyone would like to join me for that meeting, let me know.
To recap, this is our request that we want council to approve:
direct Transportation Services and Economic Development staff to:*
*1. Ensure Gaukel Street remains closed to motor vehicles between
Charles and King, immediately after Charlie West construction equipment is
removed (estimated Nov 2019)*
*2. Form an ad-hoc Gaukel Greenway working group including
staff, residents, business owners, and arts &
culture representatives.3. Develop a parking access plan to Hall’s Lane for
185 King Street West (Pizza Pizza) and 191 King Street South (PUC Building)*
*4. Make Gaukel Greenway a regular bookable event space
through Kitchener Events.*
Let's make Gaukel Greenway happen!
*Building Community Together*
*Building Community Together*