Tuesday, November 18, 2003I've been nominated by the mayor to serve on Ann Arbor's "Cool Cities Task Force," according to the "current packet" available on the city's website. The other nominees are Eugene Yue-Hin Chan, an LSA student and a native of Canada who lives in West Quad, Brandt Coultas, who works for SNRE, engineering student Melissa Schulte, and Maureen English, who I couldn't find in the directory. I'm not sure who else is on the task force, or whether the nominations are approved, but membership was supposed to include: "one Pfizer employee, two University students, one artist, two downtown residents or businesspeople and three at-large residents." While I have some ideas how Ann Arbor could be more "cool" (affordable housing, better regional transit, more local businesses, smart growth ... how cool are these?!), I plan on encouraging the task force to hold a series of public meetings to gather ideas from various communities in the city - particularly from students.
Posted by Rob at 3:08 AM