Apr 1, 2010
Andrew Kleiner Appointment
Andrew Kleiner, author of the blog Remember, which concentrates on the Allentown Park System, has been appointed to the Mayor's Environmental Advisory Council. I have criticized this group for not speaking out against the myriad of new park plans, which are not environmentally sound. Andrew has noted that the paving of the paths in Cedar Park are not in compliance with the guidelines issued by the State. Other groups which have remained silent include Friends Of The Parks and the Wildlands Conservancy. Andrew's appointment will go in front of City Council next Wednesday for approval, along with three votes on paths; Lehigh Parkway, Martin Luther King Parkway and the Trail Network Plan.
Addendum:R16MLK&LittleLehighParkwayTrail is news to me. The federal grant was supposedly to used for signs and yellow painted bike lanes on streets. It appears that they are passing two components of the trail Network Plan at the same time as the Plan itself. This is an end run by Weiztel, in violation of the promise that no new trail would be built without input from both the public and Council. Council has apparently agreed to pass the first and second readings the same night, in committee at 7:00 and then final vote in meeting at 7:30, never a good sign for Allentonians.