At last night's board meeting, CCRA wrestled with what to do about upcoming public meetings and events in light of the spread of coronavirus. Looking at university decisions to close and hold class online, public safety advisories recommending that non-essential travel be curtailed, remote work encouraged and meetings be conducted via web based video services, and PPA's decision not to present at our Board meeting, we decided the following for CCRA's upcoming public events:
Public Meeting -
Re: Parkway Corporation's Proposed Commercial Building at
the corner of 23rd and Market Streets
Originally scheduled for March 19 at 6:00 PM at Church of the Holy
Trinity at 1904 Walnut Street, the Applicant is working to create a virtual capability for the meeting. Please stay posted.
Candidate Debate: Farnese vs Saval.
This event will be live streamed on CCRA FB and YouTube pages on March 25, 2020 at 7:00 PM. Stay tuned for details.
The 2020 House and Garden Tour is postponed. It will not occur on April 26, 2020. Sponsors and ticket purchasers will be contacted regarding refunds. Tour stop owners will be contacted about a new date.
CCRA Board meetings will be held via web based video service until further notice.
The office will remain open, but WeWork is circulating advisories and deep cleaning (with subsequent closing) may be coming. CCRA operations should not be affected as we have remote working capability.
I am sure we are operating out of an abundance of caution, but the one thing we know is certain, the coronavirus will get worse before it gets better, and social distancing is one recommended strategy to reduce its spread. I am most upset about postponing the House and Garden Tour --the Committee has worked so hard to capture amazing houses and gardens, and there was great enthusiasm building for the event. I hate to feel my world closing in, and that our beautiful, walkable, lively neighborhood will suffer as a result. But until we know more, the board decided these measures were the best course of action. - Maggie Mund, President