Archive for November, 2007

An Invitation

Sunday, November 25th, 2007

With the METRO Board’s selection of an alignment for the University Corridor on October 18, our vision of neighborhood friendly light rail on Richmond is getting closer to reality. There are still important City and Federal thresholds to be crossed, but the momentum is clearly building.  Our grass roots movement has played a critical role in generating that momentum.

We are only at the beginning of the neighborhood friendly part of our goal. has an important part to play in sharing specific ideas and concerns with METRO as they develop the detailed design of the rail line, and in urging the City and other stakeholders to make important investments in sidewalks, lighting, trees, signage and other improvements that make our streets safe and attractive public places. We also need to continue our commitment to Richmond Ave. businesses to see them through construction.

On Tuesday, December 4, we invite you to join us for a special Tuesday Night Out at a favorite Richmond restaurant, Maria Selma.  Please come and help us CELEBRATE our successes and ENVISION Richmond Avenue with rail.  This will not be our typical Tuesday Night Out. We’re expecting a senior official from METRO and representation from City Council to share their views on the role has played and can play in the next phase. Bring your ideas - we’ll also take time to begin crafting a vision of what will make the University Line the neighborhood asset we all want.   

What:   A Special Tuesday Night Out for RichmondRail
            Hot Hors d’oeuvres & Soft Drinks, Cash Bar
When:  Tuesday, December 4, 2007, 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Where: Maria Selma Restaurant, 1617 Richmond Ave.
Reservations:  $15 in advance, admission $20 at the door

Click here to reserve your place and pay in advance. If you plan to pay at the door, please RSVP with the number in your party by Dec 2. When you make your reservation we ask you to also consider making an additional donation. With your help, will continue to promote constructive solutions that look towards the greater good of our community and a sustainable quality of life.