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Hendrix study looks at LR board's at-large seats

posted: 05/29/2015 3:02 a.m. Discuss

Hendrix College came out with a report Thursday that said there is evidence that indicates doing away with at-large seats on the Little Rock Board of Directors would advance the city and give minority-group populations a better representation in local government.

LR director's reversal clears way for street plan, city says

posted: 05/28/2015 3:06 a.m. Comment 1

A segment of Chester Street in downtown Little Rock will be reduced to a single travel lane in each direction with a center turn lane after Ward 1 City Director Erma Hendrix told city officials Wednesday that she is no longer opposed to the plan, according to a city spokesman.

Street's striping draws battle line for LR director

posted: 05/27/2015 3:12 a.m. Comments 2

The entire Little Rock Board of Directors will decide the future striping design of a downtown portion of Chester Street rather than a single director having influence on the decision, the board decided Tuesday.

Planned retreat to give LR board early budget say

posted: 05/26/2015 2:34 a.m. Discuss

It was early December when top city officials presented a proposed budget to the Little Rock Board of Directors for approval last year -- prompting intense and repeated criticism from board members that its arrival left little time for changes.

Police, officials reach out to Hispanics in LR

posted: 05/24/2015 3:23 a.m. Comments 2

When Joan Adcock is in southwest Little Rock in her official capacity as city director, she often is told by Hispanic residents that they don't trust her, city government or the police.

Our Town: Little Rock notebook

posted: 05/24/2015 3:15 a.m. Discuss

Wastewater utility adds anti-bias rule Little Rock Wastewater followed the city’s lead last week by adopting an official resolution pledging nondiscrimination against employees and vendors.

Task force on LR-area crime told of new law

posted: 05/23/2015 3:19 a.m. Discuss

For two months now, officials involved in central Arkansas' criminal justice system have been brainstorming ways they can improve the system at the state, county and local levels.

Housing agency shifting software

posted: 05/22/2015 3:20 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock's public housing authority is switching to an upgraded software system at a cost of almost $183,000 in hopes of easing several agency processes as well as making it simpler for residents to submit forms.

Sewer panel OKs planning contract

posted: 05/21/2015 3:16 a.m. Discuss

One of the first orders of business the governing body of Little Rock Wastewater acted on while operating under its new name Wednesday was approving a nearly $19,000 contract for a consultant's help developing a long-term strategic plan.

Bicycle-coordinator job open in LR

posted: 05/21/2015 3:06 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock's bicycle and pedestrian coordinator resigned earlier this month, leaving the part-time position open for applications.

LR police riot-gear purchase OK'd on 7-1 vote after debate

posted: 05/20/2015 3:21 a.m. Comments 2

A single vote delayed the purchase of riot gear for the majority of the 551-officer Little Rock police force Tuesday, despite the majority of city board members present voting against a deferral.

UALR seeks city backing to redesign University Avenue

posted: 05/18/2015 3:33 a.m. Comments 2

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock wants the support of the city's Board of Directors on its plan to redesign a portion of South University Avenue -- a project that would ultimately have to be authorized by the city and paid for with a mix of funds.

Our Town: Little Rock notebook

posted: 05/17/2015 3:15 a.m. Discuss

Architects tapped for Tech Park phase Little Rock architect firm Wittenberg Delony and Davidson has been chosen to design the first phase of the future downtown Technology Park.

Director seeks board debate

posted: 05/11/2015 3:18 a.m. Discuss

The Little Rock City Director for Ward 1, Erma Hendrix, has requested a board discussion on the need for at-large directors.

Our Town: Little Rock notebook

posted: 05/10/2015 3:55 a.m. Discuss

Endangered place list to be released

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