Monthly Archives: August 2011

Staying Connected

I have now served as your Councilmember at Large for six months.  While I do not consider myself a veteran, I have promised myself to stop saying “as a new Councilmember.” With a bit of experience under my belt, I … Continue reading

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Food for Thought: How Local Food Builds the Local Economy

In a recent post from, David Cieslewicz, former mayor of Madison, Wisconsin, provides an intriguing analysis of the economic impact of buying local. He explains how purchasing locally-grown and processed food reduces our carbon footprint as well as directly benefiting the local … Continue reading

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The Sky is the Limit for Urban Farmers in New York City

The New York City Council has just passed two new ordinances to encourage urban farming.  The first bill supports the construction of rooftop greenhouses by stating that they will not be considered a separate story and will be exempted from height … Continue reading

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