Taking a bit of a break from the questionnaires, I’ll start up again on Monday, but wanted to point out that today is Park(ing) Day! For those that don’t know what that is, from the website:
Park(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks.
It’s a neat community event that happens worldwide on the same day to “take back the streets” so to speak. Anyway, this year Alameda is getting it’s very first Park(ing) Day park — not without some skepticism from the City — thanks to the efforts of some intrepid Alamedans, but the biggest cheerleader has been Donna Eyestone, you can follow her here on Twitter.
So the details, today in front of Tucker’s Ice Cream instead of a parking spot you will see this:
Designed by Planning Board member and architect extraordinaire David Burton.
I love it, it’s simple and elegant and apparently uses all recycled and donated materials from The Reuse People, Ploughshares Nursery, Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant, Mueller-Nicholls Builders, and Urban Island Home Furnishings.
The construction will start around 7:45 a.m. and the parklet will be open from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. so come down and get some ice cream at Tuckers and enjoy the parklet.
And, I’ve been keeping the Election 2012 page updated so keep checking in for more information about the candidates as they come up, I’ve been slowly editing and uploading video from the Alameda Democratic Club forums so you’ll find the video there too as well. Apologies for the janky video recording at times, it’s been a long time since I’ve recorded video so I have to get back into the swing of things. Just an update, the School Board forum was excruciatingly long and honestly if you just play this video you’ll get the vast majority of the talking points from the majority of the candidates. I’ll edit and upload those as well, the whole thing was just so long because there were so many candidates and so many questions.