Daily Beat: Aug. 18, 2015

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Today:

• Winston-Salem area transportation agencies host an open house to receive public input on several comprehensive planning documents that cover rail, bicycle, pedestrian, airport and streets, as well as the Air Quality Conformity Determination Report, at the Forsyth County Health Department, located at 201 N. Chestnut St., at 10 a.m. Check out the documents here.

• The Ashe Street Community Garden & Education Center in south Greensboro hosts a workshop on hugelkultur, a method of raised-bed gardening that uses rotting wood, twigs and branches, from 11 to 1 p.m. Find them on Facebook.• It’s Greensboro’s turn to hear public input on its comprehensive transportation plans. The 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan, the 2015 Bicycle, Pedestrian and Greenway Master Plan, among others, are available fore public review at Melvin Municipal Office Building, located at 300 W. Washington St. in Greensboro, from 4 to 8 p.m. The two other documents on the table for review are the 2016-2015 Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program and the Triad Air Quality Analysis. Docs here.

Tonight:

• The Beloved Community Center is mobilizing people to attend the next Greensboro City Council meeting at Melvin Municipal Office Building, located at 300 W. Washington St., at 5:30 p.m. The BCC-led delegation is pushing for the city to release the video of the police shooting death of the Chieu-di Vo and to raise the minimum wage for all city workers to $15 per hour. US Rep. Alma Adams is joining the chorus, calling on city council to raise minimum wage for city workers, while at the same time calling for a federal minimum wage increase. Among other items on the agenda, city council will be considering a resolution to approve a $5.6 million contract with DH Griffin.

• If you haven’t made time to see the presentation of Heather Fearnbach’s new book, Winston-Salem’s Architectural Heritage, here’s your chance at Miller Park Community Center, located at 400 Leisure Lane, at 6 p.m.

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