Tuesday, November 20, 2007

"I'm going to need a new filing box..." & other reflections on the first meeting

I'm trying to get my paperwork ducks in a row down in my home office, because I can tell that all this service on Council is going to result in an avalanche of papers to file. The perenniel questions: What to file? What not to? What should I throw out of my old files into the recycling bin? (Can't face that decision! I think I'll just get a new box for the old files...stack 'em in the corner)

I'm going to be on the Planning Commission and the Environmental Commission, which will be a lot of work, but I am looking forward to it. And even more paperwork! (Must get the files in order. AND Pondering: can we use less paper?)

So, that's what I'm working on, thinking about this morning. And about our Wastewater Treatment facility, and how we really need to get that thing in compliance with EPA standards, even during heavy rains, which is our current problem.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Swearing-in on Monday; Party on Sunday!

<-This is a picture of Antiochian Eleanor Holmes Norton being sworn in as Chairwoman of the US Commission on Human Rights, March 8, 1974. Representative Shirley Chisholm and Antiochian Coretta Scott King are at left.

Well! It's a fast transition in this town! No time for lame ducks or cold feet! (Maybe just some cold duck?)

The new council will be sworn in on Monday evening at our first meeting; we'll elect a new council president and vice-president, appoint new members to the various commissions, committees, task-forces and boards that work for our village, and then move on with business--new and old.

So Sunday evening we're having a big, "Inauguration Eve" party, at Krista's, 7:30 pm. Please email me for address and directions!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Yellow Springs News Coverage

I just thought I'd share the News' coverage of the results, which should be soon posted here on the front page (as I write the front page is a very cute picture of the parade for Antioch from 10 days back, from the Nov. 1 edition--it's a weekly paper), and their Nov. 1 editorial endorsing my campaign.

The editor is a graduate of the Iowa Writer's Workshop; it's an unusually well-written paper, and the layout work is done by a really wonderful man whom I've gotten to know from having work done on my ads, named Matt, whom I also hired through his independent design firm, MinDesign.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007


We won!Thanks to everyone who made this thing . . . fly!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Election Eve! VOTE TOMORROW! Nov. 6

This is it! Election eve! The polls open 6:30 AM and close at 7:30 PM. Please remind everyone you know to vote in this off-year cycle. (Antioch professors / CGers: Please Remind Antioch Students to Vote!)
I will be standing outside the vote zone in the Presbyterian Church polling site, come rain snow or cold!, to watch the polls most of the day, with signs and information. (Wave at me when you bike, drive, or walk past! Or come join me for an hour!)

Tonight I'm at the Council meeting. One more push!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Antioch Lives!

Check out today's OFFICIAL press release!

The reports of its death HAVE been greatly exaggerated! Whoot!

More Ohio Wind Than We Thought!

Check out this new map of Ohio's Wind Resources! At 100 meters up there, rather than 50 meters (as many previous maps have been drawn from), there's considerably more areas suitable for wind power! (And scroll down and have a look at the map of states with real clean energy standards--my home state, Iowa, is doing quite well on that score, especially given its small population. Ohio, we have some catching up to do!)
Support the first steps being taken by Governor Strickland, which have gotten some UNANIMOUS support from the State Senate this week!