Wilmington City Council Newsletter July 15, 2021

City Council’s Legislative Break

(WILMINGTON, DE) – On July 8, 2021, Wilmington’s City Council held its last meeting before going on the annual legislative break. You can view the meeting on WITN’s YouTube channel here. While Council is in recess, we urge you to use this opportunity to catch up on all the meetings and legislation Wilmington City Council has held and introduced over the past six months. You can view all past regular meetings here and all past committee meetings here. You can also visit our www.wilmingtoncitycouncil.com website here to view all legislation that has past within the last six months. Wilmington’s City Council will return in August, with their first regular meeting taking place on August 19, 2021. Please visit our events calendar here to stay connected with all current and future meetings.


WITN22 highlights the 2021 Stop The Violence Rally

Wilmington Information Television Network (WITN22), is our City’s award-winning Government Access Channel. All Comcast subscribers within the City can watch WITN22 on channel 22. For those of you who do not have cable, you can view all WITN22 programs online at  www.witn22.org.

WITN22’s most recent original program, 22News, highlighted the 2021 Stop The Violence Rally. 3rd District Councilwoman Zanthia Oliver held the rally at Kirkwood Street Park with more than 20 community partners on Sunday, July 11, 2021, to bring awareness to the tragic gun violence that continues to plague our communities in the City of Wilmington.

The event included food, music, a COVID-19 vaccination table, and a host of community resources and speakers. A seasoned reentry professional from Los Angeles, Joe Paul Jr., was the keynote speaker. Mr. Paul has more than 25 years of experience working with ex-offenders, high-risk adults, and various community service and faith-based organizations. We urge you to view the program here to see how our community came together to help proclaim an end to gun violence.


City Pools and Spray Parks are Open

Parents and children enjoy a day at Eden Park Pool in Wilmington on Thursday, July 15, 2021. Photos by Yesenia Taveras, Legislative & Public Affairs Director.Parents and children enjoy a day at Eden Park Pool in Wilmington on Thursday, July 15, 2021. Photos by Yesenia Taveras, Legislative & Public Affairs Director.

The City of Wilmington’s Department of Parks and Recreation is providing residents, and especially children, with the chance to make some great summer memories by opening the City’s spray parks and public swimming pools. The pools are staffed by Red Cross-certified lifeguards, and feature changing facilities and showers. There is no cost to use the pools during public swim hours, and patrons under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For a complete list of pools and spray parks with times and locations, please visit www.WilmingtonDE.gov/citypools


Wilmington City Cinema

Photo courtesy of www.pixabay.com

Wilmington City Cinema is a series of free outdoor movie events in Wilmington parks that is made possible by the City’s Department of Parks and Recreation. The event provides opportunities to gather as a community, and is the perfect chance to relax and enjoy a free movie and special night under the stars with your family and friends.
The next free movie event will take place at Tilton Park on July 16, 2021 at 8:30 PM. The movie Trolls World Tour will be shown, and free popcorn and snow cones will be available for anyone in attendance. For more information about future events, call the Department of Parks and Recreation at (302) 576-3810 or visit their website here for a complete list of scheduled movies.

Street Repaving and other Construction Repair Projects are underway

The photo above highlights the streets on which construction or maintenance will occur up until Friday, July 16, 2021. Improvements are being made possible by the City itself, DelDOT, Delmarva Power, and private contractors. For daily updates on changes that will occur on Wilmington streets, visit the City’s website here.


Media Contact: Yesenia Taveras, Legislative & Public Affairs Director
 302-576-2585 | ytaveras@wilmingtonde.gov
City Council Website: www.wilmingtoncitycouncil.com

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