In this video I elaborate on the post below and discuss the difficult decisions that lie ahead for Council when deliberating the 2013-2015 budget. I urge our Council to have the courage to make these hard decisions in the short term with the goal of creating in the long term a sustainable, thriving city.

I mention the Portland Housing Corporation (actually called the Portland Housing Bureau). I read their strategic plan with interest including “Adopt a long-range plan to create sustainable funding to meet local housing needs.” I also mention Ingredients Health Food and Apple Café on Wharf Street. If you haven’t checked them out yet, it’s worth the trip to the edge of downtown. Feel free to email me at to share your thoughts.