Posts for February, 2012

Running the numbers at Parks

February 22nd, 2012

At our February 16th Parks and Neighborhood Committee meeting, Acting Superintendent Christopher Williams walked us through the 2012 Parks budget. I know, I know,  you may think this sounds dull as dirt. Au contraire!  This is all part of the “continuing education” series we are having in Committee to assure a strategic approach to operating and maintaining […]


Connections: The Aquarium and the Waterfront

February 13th, 2012

Conserving what’s on the bottom of our oceans can be a tough sell.  We can’t see it or touch it.  It’s out of sight and out of mind for all of us except a few scientists. That’s changing, thanks to the contributions of marine scientists James L. Bodkin and Elliott A. Norse, and others like them, to the […]


Committee Recap: Introducing the Department of Neighborhoods

February 6th, 2012

I was very pleased to welcome Bernie Matsuno, Director of the Department of Neighborhoods, (DON) to her first Parks and Neighborhoods committee meeting last week. Bernie introduced our committee to her department and told us more about the philosophy behind the formation of the Department of Neighborhoods and the many many things they work on. […]


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