City Council Highlights | April 18, 2023April 19, 2023
During the City Council Meeting, City Council approved the honorary naming of the 800 and 900 blocks of Washington Street, “Joe E. Taylor, Jr. Way” in memory of the former council member.
During the presentation portion of the City Council Meeting, Mayor Daniel Rickenmann presented the Child Abuse Prevention Month Proclamation. The month of April is a time to recognize the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse. He also presented the Military Child Month Proclamation in honor of our military youth and family members who care for them.
Mayor Daniel Rickenmann also presented a $20,000 check to the Prisma Health Foundation, for the Mayor’s Campaign Against Breast Cancer, which is twice the amount of last year’s donation. For over 20 years, this campaign has hosted the Isabel Law Breakfast to bring awareness to the fight against breast cancer and to help those facing this life-changing diagnosis. Fundraising for the campaign allows men, women and children from an array of backgrounds to come together for a common cause. Proceeds will help fund the purchase of a Hologic Prone Stereotactic Unit for the Prisma Health Breast Center. This biopsy technology helps access and visualize lesions with a 360-degree view of the breast. The result is less procedure and breast compression time, leading to a better experience for patients. The City is planning to have even greater impact with the 2023 campaign.
Later in the meeting, City Council approved several items on the consent agenda that allow the City to continue to invest in equipment, technology, training, and opportunities that can provide better service, including upgrades and modernization of the billing software the City uses. These improvements will provide a more reliable, cloud based billing platform and an improved interface for our customers.
Mayor Daniel J. Rickenmann also shared a brief video recap of some of the items discussed at the City Council meeting. View the recap here and also embedded below: https://youtu.be/LXqcU9jGZ4A
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