City Manager's Report:  Domestic Violence Awareness Month; Second Street Sidewalk Improvements

Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Lakeport

October is designated as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the City of Lakeport. The Lakeport Police Department, along with the District Attorney’s office, the Lake County Sheriff’s office, the Clearlake Police Department and Lake Family Resource Center, are committed to ending domestic violence in Lake County and providing essential crisis intervention and prevention services to all members of our local communities.
In the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020, Lake County law enforcement responded to over 520 incidents of domestic violence, including women, men and children. The Victim Witness Division of the District Attorney’s office served over 376 victims of domestic violence. The Lake County Sheriff’s office received 793 calls reported as domestic violence and Lake Family Resource Center responded to 1007 crisis line calls, served victims, and sheltered 149 domestic violence victims and their children for a total of 3,875 bed nights.
Family violence is a community problem requiring the support and involvement of all members of the community to stop the cycle and support the efforts of the agencies assisting victims and preventing domestic violence.

To create greater awareness of this issue in our community, the City of Lakeport, Lakeport Public Works Department and the Lakeport Police Department are displaying purple lights on its Main Street and a purple ribbon on its police cars.

Second Street Sidewalk Improvements
Team Ghilotti, Inc. (TGI) has contracted with the City of Lakeport to perform the Second Street sidewalk improvements projects. Work began on August 31 and will continue for approximately three months. The first phase of work between Main Street and Park Street includes new sidewalk on the north side of the street and asphalt overlay on the entire street. During Phase I this section of Second Street will be closed to through traffic.

In Phase II, the sidewalk on Park Street in front of City Hall will be replaced and the street will be open. All work will be performed during day shift hours between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Temporary lane closures, vehicle and pedestrian detours will be implemented at various stages of the project. Please observe the temporary traffic control signage for everyone’s safety.
Contacts for the project include Olivia Grupp, City Project Manager, (707) 263-3578 x406; Vince Salsedo, City Inspector, (707) 263-3578 x405; and Team Ghilotti’s office, (707) 763-8700.