latest #1 Robin McCarthy Resigns from Women At Work From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 | 3:27 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News HerbeautyIt Works Great If Weight Loss Is What You’re Looking For!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThink The Lost Weight Won’t Be Regained If You Stop Eating A Lot?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Pulse PollVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Women At Work, a Pasadena nonprofit that helps clients reach their full employment and earning potential, has moved to 2555 E. Colorado Blvd., Suite 204.The offices are closed until Monday, September 30, to allow time for furniture to be put in place, phone and computer systems to be installed, space to be organized and the website to be updated.The new location, just east of Altadena Drive, has more flexibility of space to better meet the needs of clients who walk through the door every day for Job Club, computer classes, resume critiques, sessions with career counselors, occupational testing/career assessments, special workshops and much more.Judith Carey-Fisher began serving as interim executive director on Sept. 23. She has more than 25-years of experience working in public, government and nonprofit sectors with a focus on education and workforce development and more than 15- years of experience fund development. Since 2012, she has been a fund developer for Women At Work.Robin McCarthy, Women At Workâ€™s executive director for seven years, resigned recently to seek further professional growth in a leadership position with a Pasadena based nonprofit.Over the next three months the Women At Work board of directors will conduct a search for the next executive director who will lead the agency into the future.In the meantime, Women At Work will continue to do what it has done best for 34-years: positively impacting the lives of clients on a daily basis.For more information about Women At Work, visit www.womenatwork.org or call (626) 796-6870. Community News Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News More Cool Stuff Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Make a comment 14 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it
A caucus will be held in the coming weeks to elect a new District 3 City Council member in Batesville.Bob Narwold accepted a city position with the Batesville Buildings Department earlier this month, vacating his seat due to state law prohibiting city employees from serving on council.District 3 is located in both Ripley and Franklin counties. Officials will figure out which county has the larger population, and that will determine which county will preside over the caucus.Ripley County Republican Chairman Ginger Bradford said a caucus will be held in both counties if a candidate from Ripley County and a candidate from Franklin County file for the vacant seat.To be eligible for election a person must reside in District 3 and also be in good standing with the Republican Party, Bradford added. If interested in filing for the council seat call Bradford at (812) 756-0778.Batesville resident Jim Fritsch has filed in Ripley County for District 3 council seat, Bradford said.The plan is to have the vacated position filled by the next city council meeting on April 14.
The Transportation Work Team is focusing on four categories: transportation choices; connections between transportation and land use; maintenance of the system; and regional structures. The team developed goal statements for each category as follows.1.Â Â Â Â The regional transportation system should include strategic, responsive, and sustainable transportation choices.2.Â Â Â Â The regional transportation system should support and complement how property is used by connecting where people live, learn, work and play while minimizing environmental and resource impacts.3.Â Â Â Â Strategic maintenance and improvements that promote the integrity of assets in the regional transportation system should be given a high priority.4.Â Â Â Â In order for local jurisdictions, partners and stakeholders to better collaborate, cooperate and coordinate decisions on transportation issues, an ongoing regional transportation forum should be established.At its next meeting, which is at 10:30 a.m. September 12 at the WSU Metroplex, the team will develop strategies to support each of the goal statements. The focus of the next meeting, scheduled for 10:00 a.m. September 11 at the KU School of Medicine, will be to identify considerations for each of these areas. Working for a Prosperous South Central Kansas FHEA The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development requires that as part of this plan, a Fair Housing and Equity Assessment (FHEA) be conducted. The FHEA team reviewed the framework of such an assessment and then discussed the strengths and weaknesses of the regional housing market as follows. After considerable conversation, the Workforce and Business Development Team determined the following as its areas of focus.Regional workforce and business development vision/mission through a marketing initiative around an identified image.Business Development: including focusing on gaps in economic development plans; distribution of economic development leads; focus on specific economic clusters, support for entrepreneurial development.Workforce Development:Â including focusing on regional skills/job assessment; identifying workforce needs; retaining students and trained workforce; gaps in the workforce support system.The team also finalized its vision for its work together as: The discussion of the Water Work Team centered on the narrowing the focus of the work team into three sections: Regional Water Supply, Conservation and Education and Value of Water. Â Their focus is as follows: Regional Water Supply:Emphasis on the supply/demand relationshipDetermine focus elements (conservation, cooperation, etc.)Identifying deficits in dataRegional drought resiliencyProviding data regarding alternative rate structuresData regarding alternative water supplyCooperative model for all users/service areas (urban, rural, suburban, agriculture)Potential long-term regional projectsConservation and Education:Realizing the tangible impact individuals can haveDevelop universal topics for education (relevant to urban, suburban, rural)Education regarding the value of waterData regarding historical usageEducation pertinent to land use planning/zoning regulation/HOAsMunicipal awareness of the costs related to their water consumption/productionValue of Water:Water in economic developmentDetermining consistent cost dataEconomic opportunities for drought resiliencyValue of water related to rate structuresEffects of aging water production infrastructureThe Water Work Team’s next meeting is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. September 18 at the WSU Metroplex. The next meeting of the Built Environment Work Team is at 10:30 a.m. September 12 at the WSU Metroplex. Natural Resources City of Wichita Principal Planner Scott Knebel discussed with the Built Environment Work Team form-based codes, traditional zoning and planned urban developments. According to Scott, form-based codes provide greater flexibility to allow more density within development. More traditional zoning is more heavily regulated, with a focus on the automobile, large setbacks, significant parking requirements and separation of uses. The full presentation can be viewed HERE. The team also reviewed its data collection needs and clarified information being sought. Our six work teams have been working throughout the summer and into August. Information on work team activities including agendas, meeting minutes, background information and more can be found on the South Central Kansas Prosperity Plan website. Â Here’s a summary of their August activity. The next meeting of the FHEA subcommittee is at noon September 12 at the WSU Metroplex. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. September 27 at the Sedgwick County Extension. At an upcoming meeting, the team hopes to schedule a video conference with other regions successful in collaborating on workforce and business development issues. The Natural Resources Work Team has begun to brainstorm the following strategies related to collaboration around their identified focus areas:Identify trends in the region;Share information/standardized outcomes;Coordinate on policies, information, training for the region around regional plan topics;Identify a non-government agency to serve as project leader for continued work;Accept regional assistance to assist in team’s decision making processes;Establish a regional structure for agreement on projects;Define a structure for regional boards to get a more diverse representation of participants;Adopt table-top crisis planning exercises to examine “what if” scenarios;Attempt to fix probable costs and itemize them from a few of the past “problems”;Refer to air issues like “airsheds”, similar to watersheds;Inventory current collaboration efforts to determine how to be regionally impactful;The team reviewed focus topics including land use planning, water quality, air quality, solid waste, floodplain management, and habitat/wildlife. Â Next steps will be to develop goal statements around the focus issues. A collaborative and regional environment that coordinates assets and implements strategies to grow businesses and create jobs in South Central Kansas. Transportation Workforce and Business Development Let’s Talk ProsperityUnderstanding that the way to ensure that the South Central Kansas Prosperity Plan reflects the desires and aspirations of the region’s diverse communities is to involve citizens, communities and organizations in the decision-making process, a comprehensive community engagement plan is being implemented. To find out who’s talking about the South Central Kansas Prosperity Plan, check out our events calendar. Water Strengths:The five-county region was not as susceptible to the economic uncertainty and instability in the housing market as the rest of the country.Housing is affordable in South Central Kansas.Housing tax credits are available.Weaknesses:Developers typically construct homes for sale and not for rental purposes.Few choices for housing on all levelsLack of quality low-income housingAging housing infrastructure Healthy Communities The next meeting of the Workforce and Business Development Team is September 11 at 3:30 p.m. at the Wichita Workforce Center. Built Environment The Healthy Community Work Team re-affirmed that it would focus on the following six themes:SmokingAccess to dentists/physicians/specialists/mental healthWalk/Bike/Physical InactivityFood Quality and AccessEducationTransportationThe team then conducted the first of two brainstorming sessions related to these themes, preliminarily identifying alternatives to address challenges within each of these themes. The results of this brainstorming can be found HERE. Submitted to Sumner Newscow â€“ There will be a community open house on Monday, September 30 at Theurer Auction Realty at 802 East 16th Street for all members of the community to come share their ideas for building better communities.Topics include: quality jobs, safe and attractive neighborhoods, a healthy environment, and housing/transportation choices. The meetings are designed to be flexible open houses, so folks are encouraged to show up at their convenience between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.The following is a synopsis what South Central Kansas Prosperity has been doing as of late: Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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Thank you for your input. +3 Vote up Vote down Jim · 358 weeks ago I attended, and this did not seem like it was “for community input”, it was to get support for what they already had done to support their agenda. The data was skewed by the Sedgwick County data for averages. We need to know more whether they have a hidden agenda to promote more government oversight and management of the counties. When will their grant money have reached its goal of providing information. What did they originally plan to accomplish? Data collection can be misleading if they were asking the wrong questions and if they were gathering it from the wrong groups. Then if they take that data and try to prove it as persuasive information to groups that will support their agenda. Report Reply 0 replies · active 358 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Sumner Taxpayer · 358 weeks ago South Central Economic Development has but one real goal. Wichita and Sedgwick county want control over the counties surrounding them. I was proud of our County Commissioners when they declined to join a venture pushed by Sedgwick county. Do you really think Sedgwick county has our best interest in mind? Remember grant money is tax money. This whole thing is a waste of taxpayer money. We should tell them to stay in Wichita! Report Reply 0 replies · active 358 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Guest · 358 weeks ago How many people attended this? I just saw this. Report Reply 0 replies · active 358 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! 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