Highlights from the Week of October 25, 2021
There's a lot going on in the City Different!
Little Libraries by Meow Wolf
For the unveiling of a Little Library, there sure was a big turnout at Fort Marcy Wednesday morning. The City and Meow Wolf collaborated to install a TV-shaped drop box for readers of all ages to donate and borrow titles from. Councilor Signe Lindell hatched the idea for the project with Meow Wolf, and the result was clearly popular with the kids from Tesuque Elementary who joined a host of City and SFPS officials. Three more whimsical Little Libraries are coming to different parks around town in the next few weeks.
Turn On the Closed Captions
This week an Ordinance went into effect that requires “places of public accommodation” such as restaurants, bars, hotels, and gyms to activate closed captioning on any television that is available to the public and capable of displaying closed captions. The intent is to ensure that information in public places is accessible to all members of the community. The Ordinance was initiated by the Mayor’s Committee on Disability (MCD) and spearheaded by Councilwoman Renee Villarreal. Learn more here.
Top Five Travel Rankings!
TOURISM Santa Fe's public relations and marketing efforts have been paying off in some outstanding press lately. This week Santa Fe ranked third in a Forbes magazine report on the 22 best places in the world to travel in 2022 (one of only two destinations in the U.S. to make the list). Other recent rankings: the second best city destination in the entire country in the 2021 Travel and Leisure Readers Poll, and fourth among Best Small Cities in Conde Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice Awards. Bravo!
Deadline Extended to 11/12: Take the survey and voice your priorities for how to spend $15 Million in ARPA funding!
Reminder: Election Day, Ranked Choice Voting*
Maybe you've heard there's a municipal election next Tuesday, November 2. Hope so! Here's a reminder that Ranked Choice Voting was voted into effect in 2008 and used in 2018. It's time to brush up on how it works. This bilingual website provides a brief video explanation (including a sample ballot) and answers to some frequently asked questions. Find voting info here. *The County runs the elections, not the City.
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