Norton to Host Townhall mtg with NPS- ask about the crappy neighborhood parks & Carter G. Woodson

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I'm laid up in bed  with a medical issue, so as you've noticed, not much blogging lately. But I'm pasting and cutting this bit of PR out of Congressperson's Norton's office just in case you want to ask about the little pocket parks throughout the city and the Carter G. Woodson shell on 9th. My guess is the answer might be the same old same old. Anyway pasty cutty:

Norton Hosts the First-Ever D.C. Town Hall Meeting with NPS Officials, Saturday


WASHINGTON, DC -  Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will host the first-ever D.C. town hall meeting with the National Park Service (NPS), which owns and operates almost all D.C. parks, this Saturday, October 22, from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at One Judiciary Square, 441 4th Street NW.  Norton, who receives many questions about our NPS neighborhood parks and the National Mall, wants to give D.C. residents the opportunity to speak directly with NPS officials, who will also give brief presentations.  The town hall meeting will be devoted to promoting a discussion on how our parks can better serve D.C. residents. 


"I make visits to our NPS neighborhood parks and to the Mall periodically, and am often asked questions that are best answered by NPS officials," said Norton.  "We appreciate our many NPS parks here, and we expect a discussion that will benefit residents and NPS officials alike."


Norton said that NPS showed openness to the views and needs of D.C. residents when it committed to considering the placement of the Capital Bikeshare program on or near the National Mall.  Last year, Norton wrote NPS urging them to allow Bikeshare on or near the Mall, but it was after residents spoke up that NPS announced a review of its initial decision of disallowing Bikeshare on NPS property.  NPS has already agreed to Norton's recommendation to allow more music and cultural activities during lunchtime on the Mall, as required by a provision in a pending Norton bill. 


WHO: The Office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, NPS National Capital Region Director Steve Whitesell, NPS National Capital Region Associate Regional Director Peter May, NPS Superintendent of National Mall and Memorial Parks Bob Vogel, NPS Superintendent of National Capital Parks-East Alex Romero, NPS Superintendent of Rock Creek Park Tara Morrison, and D.C. residents


WHAT: Town Hall Meeting with NPS Officials


WHERE: One Judiciary Square, 441 4th Street NW


WHEN: Saturday, October 22, from to 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

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