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To CGLRN from Pres. Kathy Wells:
A Coalition member asked about reporting slumlords to the IRS. Below is the online form to be used.
See IRS form online below.
Agency does not take allegations of fraud or abuse by phone.
To DNA from Pres. Robin Loucks:
Attend the hearing, and submit a written comment on, the proposed I-30 highway expansion bordering the Downtown neighborhood and the MacArthur Park Historic District, to be discussed from 4 to 7 p.m., Thu. Apr. 16, at Horace Mann Middle School cafeteria, 1000 E. Roosevelt Rd. Officials will only record those written comments.
At our last monthly meeting, DNA members got updated on expansion plans, and concluded these would hurt our redeveloping neighborhood. We urge you to do your part to protect our neighborhood, and make your voice heard to officials.
DNA has learned planners intend to take riverbank city parkland for a wider bridge over the Ark. River. A replacement bridge is needed, since the current one is cracked.
Let us debate whether a wider bridge is truly needed.
DNA members were reminded the entire project arose to relieve the congestion on the stretch. This expansion would allow commuters to other counties to drive 70 instead of 60 M.P.H. on their way home – in the peak 15 min. of each day where congestion is greatest.
The benefits do not outweigh losses and costs, DNA members concluded.
DNA members also learned last week about an absolute link being asserted between adding I-30 lanes and adding I-630 lanes – westward to University Ave. Both highways must be widened or the entire project will fail, DNA heard.
The original I-630 project damaged our neighborhood; so will adding lanes in the Right-of-Way. It is easy to see potential damage to MacArthur Park & Historic District, Mt. Holly Cemetery, and other landmarks.
Press officials about whether full funding is in hand for this i-30 expansion. Only two-thirds of the money is available today, DNA learned. Nor is there any money to widen I-630. Where would the state get this money?
Perhaps by taking if from General Revenues, and giving it to highway officials. There was a bill to do exactly that in the latest legislative session. It was pulled down; observers widely expect its return. And a stronger case would come from advocates pointing to a major project in the capital city blocked by a shortfall in funding.
Demand full funding be in hand before construction begins. Object to setting up a false crisis halfway through, lamenting there is no money to finish this approved project on the two highways.
Press officials on the exit ramps. DNA learned the Ninth and Sixth St. Exit Ramps are to be closed entirely. What do you think?
The Cantrell/LaHarpe Exit Ramp would be demolished and rebuilt on steel girders, and extend to link with the new Broadway Bridge. This would overshadow the main library, the Historic Arkansas Museum, and other major buildings. Let’s keep that Exit Ramp where it is now! Speak Up!
The Complete Streets Ordinance deferred in January has been scheduled for the Tuesday April 21, 2015 Little Rock Board of Directors’ Hearing. This meeting is at 6 PM in the Board Chambers, 2nd Floor of City Hall, 500 West Markham. This will be a Public Hearing on the issue. Those in support and opposition to the ordinance will have the chance to address the Board of Directors with their issues or concerns.
You may also send Board Members, City Manager and Mayor your comments:
Mayor Stodola firstname.lastname@example.org
City Manager Bruce Moore email@example.com
Board Members firstname.lastname@example.org or you may contact them individually at the following addresses:
Director Hendrix Ward 1 email@example.com
Director Doris Wright Ward 6 firstname.lastname@example.org
Director Lance Hines Ward 5 email@example.com
Director Brenda Wyrick Ward 7 firstname.lastname@example.org
Director Fortson At Large email@example.com
Director Adcock At Large firstname.lastname@example.org
Director Richardson Ward 2 email@example.com
Director Webb Ward 3 firstname.lastname@example.org
Director Cazort Ward 4 email@example.com
Director Kumpuris At Large firstname.lastname@example.org
|Ron Robinson Theater|
|100 River Market Avenue-1 Pulaski Way. Learn more.|
|River Market District|
|April 18: Arkansas Times presents Rivergrass Revival featuring Ralph Stanley with Family & Friends, Juanita’s, 614 President Clinton
April 18: 5th Annual Turkish Food Festival, River Market Pavilions.
April 19: Inaugural India Fest 2015, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., River Market Pavilions.. Learn more.
|Saturdays with Bobby’s Bike Hike:
Historic Neighborhoods Bike Tour, 9 a.m. Discover Little Rock’s rich, colorful history on this 2-hour bicycle tour through the City.
Pork & Bourbon Bike Tour, 11:30 a.m. Sample your way through some of the South’s favorite delicacies – Ribs, southern sides and desserts, local craft beer and bourbon. Learn more.
|Southside Main Street, south of I-630
Wednesdays: South on Main’s Local Live Music Series. April 8-Cutty Rye. April 15-SeanFresh. April 22-David Rosen Septet.
|In Downtown North Little Rock,|
April 19 Fleetwood Mac (rescheduled)
April 23 Chris Tomlin
May 6-10 Disney on Ice
June 6 Brit Floyd
June 20 Black & Brown Comedy Get Down
July 27 Eagles
|Argenta Arts District|
|In Downtown North Little Rock. For more information link here.|
|April 10-11: “I Love You, But You’re Sitting on My Cat!” at The Joint, 310 Main Street, Fridays & Saturdays, 8 p.m. Learn more. Thru June 5.
April 16: Argenta Arts Acoustic Music Series featuring Tim Sparks, The Joint, 7:30 p.m. Learn more.
April schedule for Arkansas Travelers and special events, link here.
April 24-25: Blues on the River Weekend, North Shore Riverwalk. Learn more.
May 2: Argenta Arts Festival. Learn more.
9th & Commerce, MacArthur Park
The Mid-Southern Watercolorists 45th Juried Exhibition.
30 Americans opens April 10.
|The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
ASI Building, 401 President Clinton Avenue
Reflections on Line & Mass: Paintings & Sculpture by Robyn Horn. Thru April 24.
Christ Church Arts
509 Scott Street
The Plein Air Painters of Arkansas. Painters include Victoria Harvey, Clarence Cash, Tom Herrin, Greg Lahti, Sean LeCrone, John Wooldrige and Diana Shearon. Thru June 30.
1200 President Clinton Avenue
120 River Market
Esse Purse Museum 1510 South Main, SoMa
What’s Inside: A History of Women and Handbags, 1900-1999.
Common Threads. Thru May.
Pyramid Place, 221 W. 2nd
200 E. Third
The Great Arkansas Quilt Show 3. Thru May 3.
40 Years of The Arkansas Times
We Walk in Two Worlds: The Caddo, Osage and Quapaw in Arkansas
The Knife Gallery
MacArthur Park, 503 E. 9th Street
Waging Modern Warfare! General Wesley K. Clark
Vietnam, America’s Conflict
Undaunted Courage, Proven Loyalty: Japanese American Soldiers in World War II
501 W. 9th Street
Creativity Arkansas. Thru April 15.
500 President Clinton Avenue
The Bare Bones Exhibit. Thru April 26.
Mindbender Mansion. Thru September 7.
300 W. Markham Street
Different Spokes. Thru February 2016.
Ongoing: Arkansas First Ladies’ Gowns; Pillars of Power; On the Stump: Arkansas Politics, 1819-1919; First Families of Arkansas; As Long as Life Shall Last: The Legacy of Arkansas Women.
602 President Clinton Avenue
Downtown Little Rock Partnership
Membership & Downtown Update submissions: email@example.com
Main Street Food Truck Festival & Fridays