Proposed Bike Lane Draft Information

Last week, the Cooper-Young Community Association received a draft of the plans by the City of Memphis for the striping of Cooper Street, which includes changes such as taking Cooper Street to one lane in each direction and the addition of a bicycle lane.  These plans were shared with the community at the July General Meeting and we wanted to make sure we gave all residents an opportunity to review and provide feedback. Based upon the...

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Cooper-Young concerned about possible fire department cuts
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Cooper-Young concerned about possible fire department cuts

By Leah Roen Midtown is being reviewed by the Memphis Fire Department for a potential removal of the ladder truck from the Union Station, according to a letter sent by Director of Fire Services Alvin Benson to City Council members. This is of concern for our area since we rely on the truck for rescue, vehicle extraction, elevator rescue and fire entry into homes and businesses. Budget cuts reducing fire department personnel and six...

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City of Memphis Storm Water Program to Host Public Information Meeting at Bert Ferguson Community Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Storm Water Program Office, 636-4349 City of Memphis Storm Water Program to Host Public Information Meeting at Bert Ferguson Community Center Officials will Address Litter & Pet Waste Issues and Storm Water System Maintenance, and will Respond to Questions at October 27 Meeting. Memphis ( October 19, 2011) – The City of Memphis Storm Water Program will host a public information meeting at the Bert...

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Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan enters Phase 2

By Kyle Wagenschutz It seems that bicycle and pedestrian issues are on everyone’s mind these days. Hardly a day goes by without a newspaper article, editorial, or TV spot related to the vast improvements we have seen in the Memphis bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure over the last 12 months. I’d like to thank everyone who completed the Bicycle and Pedestrian Survey in November and December. We had an outstanding response with over...

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Citizen input needed to develop plan to prevent youth violence

From Shelby County District Attorney’s Office press release Memphis Mayor A C Wharton and Shelby County Mayor Mark H. Luttrell, along with the Memphis Youth Violence Prevention Policy Council, need input from the public to develop a plan to combat youth violence. The city of Memphis is one of six cities selected by the United States Department of Justice to participate in a National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention. The...

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