Updates from Letty – September 23, 2022

Based on the questions and concerns I field regularly, our work session this week should rank among one of our most important: we covered all things transportation safety in a joint work session with our volunteer citizen transportation committee. I’ll also share how I’m thinking about equity in transportation, as […]

Updates from Letty – September 16, 2022

It was City Council’s first week back and we’re well into the swing of things again. We are continuing to make strides in affordable housing with a final vote this week that launches a new partnership with Wesley Housing, a leading housing non profit, at Virginia Village. For those following Founders […]

Updates from Letty – September 9, 2022

I hope your fall is off to a great start – the City Council is coming out of our summer recess with our first meeting next Monday night. This week’s update will be brief as I settle back into a more regular posting schedule – I’ll share my thoughts on […]

Updates from Letty – August 12, 2022

Whew – it’s been an active summer of city business and nearly a month since my last post, so here’s a fair warning that this post will be long (but hopefully interesting and informative with some clear calls to action where you can engage). Grab some lemonade or iced coffee, […]

Updates from Letty – July 15, 2022

I wasn’t planning on a blog post this week, but with two good news updates when summer is typically light on city news, I didn’t want to miss the opportunity. Read on for three main topics: 1) good news on the transportation and 2) housing fronts, and 3) our first […]

Updates from Letty – July 1, 2022

After several weeks of my blogging hiatus, there’s a lot to catch up on – which means this post will have something for everyone: new public art around town, property acquisition, and the unglamorous but important City Council work plan which reflects our priorities for the coming 2 years. Also […]

Updates from Letty – June 10, 2022

Happy summer! It was great to resume our Memorial Day traditions last week to honor those fallen and to kickoff summer. With summer in full swing, our City Council schedule will dial back to 3 meetings per month instead of our typical weekly meetings until we recess in mid August. […]

Updates from Letty – May 27, 2022

Despite many awful things in the world, the tragedy in Uvalde hits differently. Many of us have elementary-aged children (my own 4th grader quietly noted that he also has 19 kids in his classroom and 2 teachers) and the accidental lockdown at the secondary campus a few weeks ago is […]

Updates from Letty – May 20, 2022

After a week off, there’s a lot to share. We had our second big groundbreaking yesterday in 3 weeks – this time at West Falls, the nearly 10 acre development project adjacent to the secondary schools campus. On the other end of the city, the demolition and site clearing work […]

Updates from Letty – May 6, 2022

This week’s post will be short and sweet. (1) We adopted the FY23 budget in record time this week. And it’s a great budget that responds to many of the top priorities while being fiscally responsible. Besides a quick recap, read on for the adds/subtracts we made along the way […]

Updates from Letty – April 29, 2022

We’re set to adopt the budget and capital improvements program next week, and it is eerily calm (I hope this doesn’t jinx it). Typically the weekend before the final budget vote, there is still much work and negotiation underway, sometimes with multiple options of budget ordinances developed right up until […]