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Keeping in touch: Notes from the Mayor

Mayor Lucy VinisThis blog aims to nurture our conversation and understanding of the issues before us. Every week, I will provide a weekly update on the activities in the city government, my activities as mayor, and brief reflections on progress, opportunities and challenges. You are invited to respond with reactions, insights and questions. We do this work together.

Jan 15

January15, 2021

Posted on January 15, 2021 at 6:13 PM by Niyah Ross

Coming on the heels of the violence in DC on the same night as our annual State of the City, this first week back after break offered Council an opportunity to welcome new members and re-engage in the constructive work that progressed through the challenges of 2020.

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Dec 18

December 18, 2020

Posted on December 18, 2020 at 5:01 PM by Niyah Ross

Council closed out the final Monday night meeting with a full agenda and robust public forum.

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Dec 11

December 11, 2020

Posted on December 11, 2020 at 6:34 PM by Niyah Ross

I have often talked about the dual challenges of climate change and population growth that drive many of our public conversations – pre-pandemic.

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Dec 05

December 5, 2020

Posted on December 5, 2020 at 9:31 AM by Niyah Ross

The City Manager shared an inspiration to staff and Council this week with the title “There is no finish line” which is the title of a blog by a writer named Austin Kleon.

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Nov 20

November 20, 2020

Posted on November 20, 2020 at 1:01 PM by Niyah Ross

Throughout my first term I’ve talked about the value of council meetings that are scheduled in clusters in which the topics of the week are related.

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Nov 13

November 13, 2020

Posted on November 13, 2020 at 3:15 PM by Niyah Ross

This was a short week for Council, which honored Veteran’s Day on Monday night and didn't convene on Wednesday in recognition of the national holiday. 

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Nov 06

November 6, 2020

Posted on November 6, 2020 at 5:30 PM by Niyah Ross

This has been an exhausting week for all of us watching the Presidential Election unfold. 

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