June 7, 2016
Open Forums regularly cover a lot of ground. Today’s was no exception.
– CMS is hiring bus drivers. Jon Kennerly and Cindy Jeffries explain the details. A flier is here.
– Sheila Peltzer continues to lobby legislators for a more robust legal presumption that both parents should have a role with children after divorce. Her speech text is here.
– Kris Chambers-Woodruff, Independence High graduate, is back from military and other duties and is setting up a financial planning practice.
– Malcolm Davis offered some details of his firm’s proposal for Brooklyn Village redevelopment. A video is here.
–Mary Johnson announced that the county’s new Rosa Parks Farmers Market would begin operation today and continue through September. A flier is here.
– Nakisa Glover made a short presentation about SafeLink, the federally subsidized program through Trakfone to provide cell phones to income-eligible families. A brochure is here (English, pp. 1-2; Spanish, pp. 3-4).
– Tommie Robinson offered some an overview of his recent effort to create and self-fund a nonprofit to encourage young people to create their own businesses.
– Carlenia Ivory announced that Sarah Stevenson would be honored in December with a Spirit of the Center Award at the Gantt Center’s Jazzy Holiday Gala.
– And County Commissioners Chair Trevor Fuller reported on a meeting between commissioners and school board members and the plan under way to kickstart some of CMS’s most urgent capital projects this year, in readiness for next year’s school bond referendum.
Faciltator Sarah Stevenson engaged the small audience in a discussion of meeting on election days. The consensus of those present was that the Forum should return to its former standard of cancelling meetings on all election days.
The presentations begin at minute 8:27.