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Roanoke Recap - June 19, 2020

Posted on June 18, 2020 at 4:06 PM by Melinda Mayo

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Roanoke to Map Hottest Places in Region

City staff and community members will hit the streets of Roanoke this summer to collect data about the distribution of heat, as part of a regional effort to map where people are most at risk during extreme heat waves. There are 13 cities in the United States participating in this project; Roanoke is the only locality from Virginia participating. Read more at this link.

Council to Form Equity and Empowerment Advisory Board

At the 2 p.m. City Council meeting on June 15, Roanoke City Council unanimously requested an ordinance be prepared to establish the Roanoke Equity and Empowerment Advisory Board. The Board will be a permanent Council-appointed body consisting of seven citizens and two members of Roanoke City Council. More information is available here.

City Municipal Offices Close in Observance of Juneteenth

In light of the significance of Juneteenth and the recent statement by the Governor to recognize this day as an official Holiday, following consultation with the Mayor and City Council, City municipal offices will be closed Friday, June 19.  This does not impact Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, General District Court, or Circuit Court operations at the Oliver W. Hill Justice Center.