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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.

May 13

May 20, 2022

Posted on May 13, 2022 at 3:13 PM by Niyah Ross

This was a challenging week for Council and for many of our constituents because of tension around Middle Housing.

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May 09

May 6, 2022

Posted on May 9, 2022 at 7:11 AM by Niyah Ross

The first week of the month is often a time to catch up and anticipate coming work without the pressure of Council meetings. 

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Apr 30

April 29, 2022

Posted on April 30, 2022 at 1:09 PM by Niyah Ross

Council work sessions this week focused on the needs met and addressed by voter approved bonds and levies supporting street maintenance and repair, and parks and recreational facilities.  

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Apr 22

April 22, 2022

Posted on April 22, 2022 at 2:12 PM by Niyah Ross

Happy Earth Day!  Our recent rainy weather helped alleviate the drought and today’s sun gives this day a much- appreciated feeling of optimism.

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Apr 15

April 15, 2022

Posted on April 15, 2022 at 1:41 PM by Niyah Ross

It feels like a long time since I last posted a blog. Council was out of session for Spring Break; and I followed that break with a week in Washington, DC for the City’s annual “United Front” lobbying trip.  We returned to meetings this week in a hybrid format for the first time and with a loaded agenda. 

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Mar 18

March 18, 2022

Posted on March 18, 2022 at 3:21 PM by Niyah Ross

This last week of Council meetings before Spring Break packed a policy punch.  

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Mar 11

March 11, 2022

Posted on March 11, 2022 at 5:30 PM by Niyah Ross

Big conversations are moving toward resolution, and one of those took place at Wednesday’s work session. 

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