Culver City Observer -

Dear Editor


Excitement is building for CicLAvia on Sunday, April 21 as we anticipate being able to welcome more than 10,000 participants to the Culver City Hub.

Our event committee is hard at work at planning for the large number of visitors and everything that is needed - traffic control, signage, bike repair facilities, bike valet, first aid station, info booths and, least we forget, porta-potties. We plan on having live entertainment and all of our downtown restaurants and shops will be open for business. And business will be booming.

The City of Culver City is providing in-kind services to assist with traffic and sanitation but the actual costs of the Hub have to be raised by Culver City individuals and organizations. Sony has graciously provided a $10,000 challenge grant. The Downtown Business Association is matching with $5,000 from their members and I volunteered to help raise the remaining $5,000 from Culver City residents.

And I am getting quite close. I need to raise $1,400 in the remaining 14 days. That is $100 a day. If just four different people on this list provide $25 each day, we are there. Will you be one of those people?

All contributions are tax deductible and greatly appreciated. Two ways to donate. You can go on-line to www.CicLAvia.organd make a donation. Unfortunately, you cannot designate the funds for the Culver City Hub on-line so please let me know you have donated so we can get credit for it. Secondly, you can make out a check to CicLAvia and mark "Culver City Hub" in the memo field. Then mail it to me (Jim Clarke) at P. O. Box 4521, Culver City, CA 90231-4521.

Thanks for your consideration and if you would like to volunteer to help at the hub, please let me know. Look forward to seeing you on the 21st.

Jim B. Clarke

Culver City

Jim Clarke is a Culver City Councilmember


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