Mayor Papenfuse to Present 2021 Proposed Budget at City Council Legislative Session Tuesday

Harrisburg City Council will hold its upcoming Legislative Session as a live streamed videoconference. Mayor Papenfuse will present the 2021 Proposed Budget at this session.  

WHAT: City Council Legislative Session 

WHEN: Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. 

WHERE: Live Stream at youtube.com/whbg20  

Residents may send their comments/questions to be included on the official record by emailing publiccomment@harrisburgpa.gov no later than 4:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting.  Comments/questions are limited to one per resident and must include name and address to be considered. 

The live stream will begin with Caucus at 5:45 p.m. City Council session agendas, calendar, and other materials are available at harrisburgpa.gov/city-council. 

Mayor Papenfuse to Lead Live Discussion on Reverse Holiday Parade

HARRISBURG – Mayor Eric Papenfuse will lead a discussion on the upcoming Reverse Holiday Parade on the next Facebook Live Community Conversation.

WHO: Mayor Eric Papenfuse; Devan Drabik, Director of Communications and Marketing at ExploreHBG; Rhonda Laing, Senior Community Relations Consultant at Capital BlueCross; Lisa Moyer, Community Relations Coordinator at Belco Community Credit Union; and Jennifer Turner-Long, Owner at The Studio 

WHAT: Facebook Live Discussion on the Reverse Holiday Parade and Other Updates  

WHERE: facebook.com/thecityofhbg, simulcast on WHBG-TV Channel 20  

WHEN: Friday, November 20th at 12:00 p.m.

Mayor Papenfuse is hosting community conversations live on Facebook and Channel 20 each Friday at noon during the coronavirus (COVID-19) disaster emergency. The weekly program provides local updates on the pandemic and other news in Harrisburg. Recordings of past session can be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPqv06hKy5aD5_Sluet-AAQnie_KQUn7Wandhttps://soundcloud.com/thecityofhbg/sets/community-conversations-with-mayor-papenfuse  

For health-related information and other general inquiries about coronavirus (COVID-19), residents are encouraged to visit the websites of the PA Department of Healthhttps://www.health.pa.gov/and the Centers for Disease Control and Preventionhttps://www.cdc.gov/ 

 

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Reverse Holiday Parade Kicks Off Holiday Season

Harrisburg, PA – The City of Harrisburg will produce a Reverse Holiday Parade on November 21 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. on City Island, Harrisburg. This year’s parade theme is “Hometown Holiday.” 

In a reverse parade, the parade entrants are stationary. Rather than large groups of spectators gathering along City streets, parade attendees will remain safely in their vehicles and drive by Santa, decorated floats, favorite characters, music, businesses and other organizations that will be stationed along the loop around City Island. 

“We are very excited for this year’s reverse parade,” said Mayor Papenfuse. “We look forward to welcoming residents and visitors as we kick off the holiday season in a safe way.” 

Vehicles can enter City Island via the East or West Shore from the Market Street bridge. The parade entrance will be in the North Lot. Vehicles will enter where the batting cages were previously located and proceed right around the island (opposite direction as a normal day) and exit down the ramp. The first 150 vehicles will receive a goodie bag of candy, toys and items from the parade participants. All other spectator vehicles will get a free candy bag while supplies last. 

The last vehicle will be permitted to enter promptly at 12 p.m. There is no entrance fee for vehicles and all spectators must be in vehicles. No pedestrians, bikes, etc. will be permitted for safety reasons. For those who can’t attend in person, a live stream of the parade will be viewable on WHBG Channel 20 and the City’s Facebook page at 9:45 a.m.  

A parade map is available at harrisburgpa.gov/holidayparade

“I would like to give special thanks to all of our sponsors. Without their support, we would not be able to put together this wonderful parade,” Mayor Papenfuse said. The 2020 Reverse Holiday Parade sponsors include T-Mobile, Visit Hershey & Harrisburg, Explore HBG, Capital BlueCross, Belco Community Credit Union and Harrisburg Downtown Improvement District

City Council to Hold Virtual Public Hearing on Bill 13-2020 Monday

HARRISBURG – City Council will conduct a virtual public hearing to discuss the following ordinance affecting rights-of-way:

Bill 13-2020 – An ordinance vacating and striking from the Official Map of the City of Harrisburg rights-of-way (grocer’s alleys and a portion of Kent Alley) in the block bounded by the 1820 North 5th Street, North 5th Street, Kelker Street, and Fulton Street pursuant to Chapter 3-109 of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Harrisburg.

WHAT: Public Hearing on Bill 13-2020
WHERE: via Zoom, livestream viewable at youtube.com/whbg20
WHEN: Monday, November 23, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

The public may attend and submit comments at the hearing at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87517036724, Passcode: 1123, or Dial-in at 312-626-6799 [Webinar ID: 875 1703 6724, Passcode: 1123]

The public may also submit comments to publiccomment@harrisburgpa.gov. Materials are available at www.harrisburgpa.gov/city-council or contact the City Clerk’s office at 717-255-3060.

Press Conference to Address Recent Shooting Incidents in the City

HARRISBURG – Mayor Eric Papenfuse and Commissioner Thomas Carter will address recent shooting incidents and answer questions in a press conference today. 

WHO: Mayor Eric Papenfuse, Police Commissioner Thomas Carter 

WHAT: Press Conference on Recent Shooting Incidents

WHERE: MLK City Government Center Atrium – 10 N. 2nd St. Harrisburg 

WHEN: TODAY Monday, November 162:00 P.M  

 

City Officials to Provide Updates on East-West Multimodal Project Tuesday

HARRISBURG – City officials invite the public to view a virtual presentation and provide feedback on the East-West Multimodal Connection Project. The project involves major improvements to Walnut Street [between Front St & 4th Street] and Chestnut Street [between 3rd St & 4th St]. 

The virtual presentation and public survey link is available at https://visionzerohbg.com/projects/e-w-multimodal-connection-public-engagement-presentation-and-survey/ 

An event on Tuesday will provide an opportunity for the public to ask questions and learn more about the project.  

WHO: Project Manager and Design Team 

WHAT: ‘Pop-Up’ Event on East-West Multimodal Connection Project 

WHEN: Tuesday November 17, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

WHERE: Strawberry Square, 1st Floor Atrium 

Concept improvements include bike lanes and lane-markings, raised crosswalks, and several sidewalk, driveway entrance, and curb ramp improvements.  

In Harrisburg, Vision Zero is a city-wide program that focuses on safety for all road users: those who walk, ride bicycles, ride the bus, and drive in cars. More information is available at visionzerohbg.com 

MAYOR PAPENFUSE TO LEAD LIVE DISCUSSION ON COMMUNITY POLICING, USE OF FORCE, AND NEIGHBORHOOD SAFETY

HARRISBURG – Mayor Eric Papenfuse will lead a discussion on community policing, use of force policies, neighborhood safety, and other updates on the next Facebook Live Community Conversation. 

WHO: Mayor Eric Papenfuse; Lieutenant Milo Hooper; Corporal Josh Hammer; and Blake Lynch, Community Policing Coordinator WHAT: Facebook Live Discussion on Community Policing, Use of Force, Neighborhood Safety and Other Updates 

WHERE: facebook.com/thecityofhbg, simulcast on WHBG-TV Channel 20  

WHEN: Friday, November 13 at 12:00 p.m.  

City Forester, Ellen Roane, will also join the show for a brief live look at a tree planting program happening in the community.  

Mayor Papenfuse is hosting community conversations live on Facebook and Channel 20 each Friday at noon during the coronavirus (COVID-19) disaster emergency. The weekly program provides local updates on the pandemic and other news in Harrisburg. Recordings of past session can be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPqv06hKy5aD5_Sluet-AAQnie_KQUn7W and https://soundcloud.com/thecityofhbg/sets/community-conversations-with-mayor-papenfuse  

For health-related information and other general inquiries about coronavirus (COVID-19), residents are encouraged to visit the websites of the PA Department of Health https://www.health.pa.gov/ and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/.  

 

Commonwealth Monument Project to Complete Installation of Historic Monument at the Pennsylvania Capitol

HARRISBURG – Government and community leaders will participate in a press conference to announce the completion of the historic monument “A Gathering At The Crossroads: For Such A Time As This” on the Capitol grounds. 

WHO: The Commonwealth Monument Project; state, county, and municipal elected officials; community leaders and project partners.  

WHAT: Press Conference on the completion of “A Gathering At The Crossroads: For Such A Time As This,” a monument depicting Thomas Chester, Jacob Compton, William Howard Day, and Frances E.W. Harper, around the pedestal featuring the names of 100 African-American residents of Harrisburg’s Historic 8th Ward 

WHEN: Monday, November 16, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. 

WHERE: The K. Leroy Irvis Equality Circle (Capitol South Lawn in front of the K. Leroy Irvis Building) Fourth & Walnut streets, Harrisburg, PA  

WHY: In commemoration of the 150th and 100th anniversaries of the 15th and 19th amendments, respectively, and the voting rights of all people, the installation of the statues depicting Thomas Chester and Jacob Compton completes the historical “A Gathering At The Crossroads: For Such A Time As This” monument.  

NOTE: Installation of the bronze figures depicting Thomas Chester and Jacob Compton, which completes the monument, will begin at 9 a.m. (Photo Opportunity) 

For more information, contact Rev.Yvette Davis at 215-200-4213(cell) or monumentpaus@gmail.com. 

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