URGENT! City Council Finance Committee votes TONIGHT on URBAN FARMING RESOLUTION
SANTA FE URBAN AGRICULTURE RESOLUTION is being voted on by the City Council Finance Committee TONIGHT Monday August 19 @ 5PM Councilors Chamber City Hall 200 Lincoln Downtown Santa Fe
This resolution is a rushed job and could be killed
tonight for lack of support.
Very few people were included in the
drafting of the resolution, and Gaia Gardens was never invited to
participate (strange as we are the only urban farm in Santa Fe!).
I called Patti Bushee yesterday to arrange a meeting and haven't heard
back from her. If the resolution gets killed tonight, it would be a set
back for urban agriculture in our city. If it passes, it could still
be killed later on the floor of the full City Council if there's not
Unfortunately, because no one was notified, the
only people who have voiced their opinion are folks like our dear
neighbor who do not want to see farms in the City.
I am going
to attend tonight, and invite you to do the same, because if there's
pressure to kill the resolution tonight, our presence could help the
resolution survive and go to the full vote of the City Council at a
We'll have then time to mobilize plenty of people in support of the resolution.
I will have sticky badges (Yes to Urban Ag/Friends of Gaia Gardens) so come get your badge from me when you arrive.