on January 7, 2021
Today, I joined back to back community meetings held for two applicants hoping to open recreational cannabis dispensaries. They’re both within a hundred yards or so of my house, so it was important to hear what they had to say. After the two hearings, nothing particularly problematic emerged.
on January 3, 2021
Today, I joined my second meeting of the Somerville Alliance for Safe Streets. We’re moving quickly toward a summit at the end of February.
on December 31, 2020
Today, I met with the director of organizing for the Community Action Agency of Somerville to see how I could help, either individually or as part of the Climate Coalition of Somerville. I also made a donation.
on November 19, 2020
It was a busy day. Today, I joined our monthly planning call for the Least Developed Countries Fund bill. Today, I also joined our working session for the Rocky Mountain Institute building electrification accelerator program. Today, in the evening, I joined a public hearing to discuss Soemrville’s Affordable Housing Overlay proposal for its zoning.
on November 14, 2020
Today, I joined a presentation and launch event for the Somerville Community Land Trust.
on November 13, 2020
Today, I joined a panel on the local access television Somerville Labor Show, to talk about the Labor-Climate Summit. There were six of us on a lively discussion for about 90 months.
on November 12, 2020
Today, I joined a call to thank Denise Provost, my state representative, for her service. She’s retiring when the legislative session ends, after six years on Somerville’s Board of Aldermen and 14 years in the State House. She’s been an unwavering rock representing the city.
on November 3, 2020
Today, I did a seven-hour shift as a poll worker in Revere, Massachusetts for the national election. I was “tabulation inspector,” which essentially meant I staffed a voting machine and helped voters feed their ballots into the machines. I also processed mail-in ballots through the machine when voters weren’t using it. I was on my [...]
on October 18, 2020
Last year, I went to an “open walls” open house that a developer held, in partnership with a real estate agent, a green mortgage financer and a building energy rater. It was interesting to see how the developer was going about the “green flip,” as he called it. Today, I went to a real open [...]
on October 17, 2020
Today, I filled out my ballot for the election on November 3. I’ll be voting by mail, or actually dropping it off at City Hall when I can get down there.