The following is a report on the actions of the Ukiah City Council submitted by Council Member Maureen Mulheren, published here as a column. This column has not been independently copyedited nor fact-checked.
One Councilpersons Updates on what is happening in the City of Ukiah, Week 4.
This week marks the end of summer and the beginning of school for many families in the Ukiah area.
On Saturday we had a "Friends of the Parks" Clean Up in Observatory Park. A few years ago when the City was approached to discontinue the use of chemicals in the parks they agreed but requested the help of the community in the parks to keep them weed free. The group pulls weeds and spreads mulch in various parks throughout the spring and summer. At Observatory Park we trimmed the roses, pulled weeds and filled up four green bins in just two hours. This park is a gem so it’s great when the community comes together to work on maintenance they get to see a park they might not usually visit and improve a neighborhood asset.
The Grace Hudson Museum and Sun House hosted an opening for the beautiful new exhibit "STITCHING CALIFORNIA: FIBER ARTISTS INTERPRET THE STATE'S PEOPLE, LIFE, AND LAND" this exhibit is an interactive quilt exhibit that will be showing until January at the GHM. The quilts are a beautiful array of the challenges and strengths of California. In a fun twist you can call in and hear each artist talk about their piece on your cell phone. Additionally they have a book with each quilt and the artists story of the quilt and why they chose it and how they created it. It’s a must see!
Sunday was the last Concert in the Park and The Original Wailers really packed the house. This year's sponsors were honored at a sponsor dinner and received a plaque for their support on stage during the break. My youngest daughter, Andie, has been helping me hand out for the last four years and its one of our favorite end of the summer traditions. The local businesses and organizations that support the events that the City of Ukiah puts on are doing much more than they realize when they become sponsors. Through the power of partnerships our community has more opportunities to interact and meet and spend time with neighbors and friends.
And again school is back in session so as a friendly reminder, please make sure you give yourself plenty of time to get to work and school. Follow the speed limits and watch for children, bicyclists and buses!
"The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members."
-- Coretta Scott King
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