Thursday, April 21, 2011

Four Ways to Get Involved This Month

Help Set the Agenda of Spring ResiStat Meetings: We’re planning the spring ResiStat meetings now. Please take a moment to fill out our Meeting Survey on the ResiStat blog and let us know what you want to focus on—whether the topic is large or small. Please go to the survey by clicking the Survey link to the right.

SomerStreet Parade Marchers Wanted: On Sunday, June 5, we’re kicking off the SomerStreets season with a parade on Lower Broadway for Carnaval @ SomerStreets (noon-4 p.m.). All are invited to march in the parade and then take part in this street party with live music and wide open street space for runners, walkers, cyclists, skateboarders and others just out for fun day out. To sign up, contact Carlene Campbell at 617-625-6600 x2615, or via e-mail

Help with the Annual Bike & Pedestrian Counting Project: It's time again to count the number of bicyclists and pedestrians in Somerville. Please join us in counting at more than 30 locations throughout the city this spring. The count provides the City with rich data to help shape policy. Scroll down the blog for full details.

Take Part in City Meetings, Upcoming Agendas Include:

Self-storage at Assembly Square
Among other items, the Planning Board will address a request to allow the construction of a self-storage facility at 50 Middlesex Ave. in Assembly Square that would incorporate café/retail uses, a community meeting space and open space. See the full agenda here. Planning Board, Thursday, April 21, 6 p.m., City Hall, Aldermanic Chambers:

Five-Year Tree Planting Program
The Somerville Tree Committee will discuss the status of the 5-year tree planting program, next steps, and future goals. For more info, please contact Rachel Kelly at (617) 625-6600, x 2516. Tree Planting Committee, Thurs., April 21, 6 p.m., City Hall, 2nd Floor Conference Room.

Green Initiatives
The next meeting of the Somerville Commission on Energy Use and Climate Change meeting will focus on the Green Communities Program/Stretch Code, next steps on program rollout for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program, next steps for the Climate Resolution, and an update on the Energy Transition Simulator/Seed Systems. Somerville Commission on Energy Use and Climate Change, Thurs., April 21, 7 p.m., Tufts Administration Building, 167 Holland St.

Winery Requests License to Sell at Union Square Farmers Market, AND New Asia Restaurant License at Issue
Among other issues, the Licensing Board will review a request by Turtle Creek Winery to sell bottled wines at the Union Square Farmers Market. Also, due to alleged violations of Somerville Licensing Commission Rules and Regulations, New Asia Restaurant has been asked to show cause why their liquor, common victualer, entertainment license should not be revoked, modified or suspended. Licensing Commission, Monday, April 25, 6 p.m. Senior Center, Tufts Administration Building, 167 Holland St.

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