City Manager's Report:  Park Grant; 11th St. Corridor Project; Proclamations

11th Street Corridor Study
Help create a welcoming and accessible town core

The City of Lakeport and the Lake County/City Area Planning Council (Lake APC) are conducting the 11th Street Corridor Multi-Modal Engineered Feasibility Study. A community workshop will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers in City Hall.

This workshop will give the public an opportunity to help improve access and safety for walking, bicycling and transit users on 11th Street and the surrounding area.

Families and children are encouraged to attend. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.
Project team members will be available after 7:00 p.m. to discuss individual needs and interests.
 Funding for this study is coming through a grant from the California Department of Transportation. For more information, contact Cayla McDonell, cmcdonell@lgc.org, (916) 448-1198, ext. 324.

Design Your Park – Third Community Meeting

 The City of Lakeport is applying for funding from the California Department of Parks and Recreation to build a new lakefront park at 810 N. Main Street as part of a Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program funded by Proposition 68 Parks and Water Bond Act approved by the voters last June.
 The third in a series of four community meetings will be held on Monday, May 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at City Hall, 225 Park Street. The City is seeking input from residents and community partners to help design this new recreation center and park.
This workshop is focused on site mapping. Using the priority features identified in the April 18 meeting, participants will create potential plans for the site by placing the various park features on a project site map. Participants will also be guided through a discussion to take into account factors such as site access, lighting, safety, and circulation.
The workshop will begin with an introduction to the park features that were prioritized in the previous meeting, recapping how and why they were selected. Next, the participants will be given a brief overview of the site map, highlighting major relevant items such as constraints, nearby uses or residents.
Attendees will work in small groups to identify different types of uses and activities on the site (active/passive recreation, paths and walkways, buildings, natural areas), considering adjacencies, access and safety concerns, circulation, and quality of space.
Participants will place the prioritized amenities into their appropriate areas, considering specific scenarios for use of the site at various times and seasons. Each group will present their site map and discuss their rationale for placement.
 Public Health Advocates, a nonprofit based in Davis, helped write the bond funding language and is providing assistance to Lakeport and 11 other California cities in their pursuit of the grant funding. Their consultants are facilitating the workshops and will provide child care, food and translation services.
Contact the Community Development Department for more information, (707) 263-5615, ext. 204, or email Dan Chance, dchance@cityoflakeport.com.

Proclamations

Police Week, May 12-18
The City Council will recognize National Police Week 2019 to honor the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty while protecting our communities and safeguarding our democracy.

May 15 is designated as Peace Officers Memorial Day, in honor of all fallen officers and their families, and U.S. flags should be flown at half-staff.

National Police Week is proclaimed in the City of Lakeport for May 12-18 and all citizens, community agencies, religious organizations, medical facilities and businesses are called upon to increase their support of our local law enforcement, strengthening our community. 

National Safe Boating Week, May 18-24
The week of May 18-24 will be designated as National Safe Boating Week in Lake County and the City Council of Lakeport urges all users of Clear Lake, Lake Pillsbury, Blue Lakes, and Indian Valley Reservoir to safeguard their lives by wearing life jackets when boating, attend a safe boating course, exercise safe boating practices, and adopt the slogan of “Wear It.”

Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 88 of Lake County conduct safety patrols on local waterways, assist in search and rescue, teach boating safety classes and other activities related to recreational boating safety. Their service in our communities is greatly appreciated.

Margaret Silveira, City Manager