Thursday, April 17, 2008

Public Hearing for Local Food Action Initiative

Last night, the Seattle City Council held a public hearing for Council President Richard Conlin's proposed Local Food Action Initiative (LAFI). Rebecca Sayre, from WSU Extension - King County, did a wonderful job getting the word out and organizing folks from a variety of industries and backgrounds to testify in support of LAFI. Farmers, local non-profits, business owners, students, community members, chefs, environmental activists, and many more all showed up in force to support the initiative. By my estimate, over 100 people showed up, of which about 75 people testified. The proceedings were recorded by the Seattle Channel and should be available for online viewing in the next month or so.


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