Daily Archives: April 24, 2008

Burton Barr Library to undergo redesign; public input sought

Interior of Burton Barr Public Library, photo by Walt Lockley.There will be a public meeting to discuss the redesign of the Burton Barr Central Library on Wednesday, April 30, 2007 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Pulliam Auditorium, Burton Barr Library, 1221, N. Central Ave.

At Phoenix event, Chicago mayor urges sustainability

Chicago City Hall rooftop garden[Source: Casey Newton, Arizona Republic] — Great global cities of the future must make sustainability a top priority, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley told Phoenix residents on Tuesday as part of an Earth Day event.  “Cities are no longer enemies of the natural environment,” Daley told about 200 people at a luncheon at the Phoenix Convention Center.  “They’re leading the way in preserving and protecting it.”

The luncheon was part of Valley Forward‘s fifth-annual Livability Summit.  The summit included a series of speeches and discussions with the theme of “Healthy Living in the Desert.”

Daley, who has served as Chicago’s mayor for almost two decades, described a series of efforts the city has made in recent years to improve the environment in Chicago, its suburbs and beyond.  The efforts include rooftop gardens on high-rise buildings that lower temperatures in the summertime, allowing them to be cooled with less energy.  [Note: To read the full article, click here.]

Help end predatory payday lending at April 24 “house party”

Please join Phyllis Rowe, Jak Keyser, Ruth Ann Marston, Bradley Brauer, GG George, Jill Gering, and special guests Phoenix City Council Member Michael Nowakowski, State Senator Ken Cheuvront, and State Senator Debbie McCune Davis at a “house party” to help end predatory payday lending in the Grand Canyon State.

  • Date: Thursday, April 24, 2008
  • Time: 5:30 to 7:30 pm
  • Place: The L.C. Lashmet House, 534 W. Granada Road, Phoenix
  • RSVP: On or before April 21 to Jill Gering by phone 602-254-9711 or e-mail.

Stop Payday Predators is a coalition of community groups, businesses, and concerned citizens across Arizona who are sick and tired of the payday loan industry gouging hard working Arizonans and are determined to put an end to it on the 2008 ballot.  Donations to Stop Payday Predators are not deductible for federal income tax purposes.  For more information, click here.

For you history buffs, the L.C. Lashmet House was designed by Luther Lashmet and custom built for Luther and his wife Mary in 1929. Mr. Lashmet is noted for designing the Historic Navajo Bridge over Marble Canyon, completed the same year.