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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 17

Weekly Recap-May 17, 2019

Posted on May 17, 2019 at 3:53 PM by Nicole Bernstein

A very busy week began with a joint meeting of the City Council and County Board to hear about the proposed framework for implementing the 10 recommendations of the TAC report to improve shelter and service delivery to stabilize people who are homeless.

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May 13

Weekly Recap- May 12, 2019

Posted on May 13, 2019 at 9:15 AM by Nicole Bernstein

Council met once last week on Wednesday and devoted the entire meeting to a discussion of the revised proposal to fund community safety.

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Apr 22

Weekly Recap- April 19, 2019

Posted on April 22, 2019 at 10:03 AM by Nicole Bernstein

The week’s meetings included a number of “nuts and bolts” issues in the city in terms of fundamental choices about how we fund our work and other administrative decisions.  But it also opened with a vote on a challenging civil rights and quality of life issue.

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Apr 12

Weekly Recap- April 12, 2019

Posted on April 12, 2019 at 3:11 PM by Nicole Bernstein

The first public forum after any council break is always packed.  This week was no exception.  We heard from 52 citizens; many of whom were concerned by small cell antennae being installed to support the new 5G cell phone technology. We also heard from citizens about the Construction Excise Tax and next week’s vote on the ordinance to fine drivers for giving to panhandlers while stopped at an intersection.

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Apr 01

Weekly Recap- March 29, 2019

Posted on April 1, 2019 at 11:46 AM by Nicole Bernstein

Council is on a two-week spring break; we’ll return for our first council meeting on April 8th.

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Mar 08

Weekly Recap- March 8, 2019

Posted on March 8, 2019 at 4:43 PM by Nicole Bernstein

The first week of the month is usually quiet for council, which doesn’t normally meet.  This week was an exception: we scheduled a Wednesday meeting in order to allow council to discuss House Bill 2001.

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Mar 05

Weekly Recap- March 1, 2019

Posted on March 5, 2019 at 2:11 PM by Katie Sproles

The snowstorm quieted council and focused the city’s work on shoveling out and restoring services.  Monday’s meetings were cancelled; and we had already rescheduled the Wednesday, Feb. 27th meeting to this Wednesday, March 6th, in order to have the full council present to discuss HB 2001 and other issues before the legislature.

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