Saturday, May 11, 2013

Get Out and Vote, Vallejo!

Polls open this TODAY, May 11, for Vallejo's first ever Participatory Budgeting process.  There is a great proposal for Community Gardens and Nutrition Education. This proposal will support 10 gardens all over Vallejo, including the Vallejo People's Garden and Loma Vista Farm!  
The proposed project has three goals: 1) Increase access to fresh, healthy produce across Vallejo and especially in low-income neighborhoods. 2) Empower area residents of all ages, ethnicity, and socio-economic backgrounds with the skills to grow their own food, provide nutrition education and foster environmental stewardship. 3) Boost the city’s morale by creating connections within and between neighborhoods of people helping people.

Voting Locations and Hours
Sat., May 11, 10am - 6pm
Florence Douglas Senior Center
333 Amador St.

Mon. - Fri., May 13 - 17, 12pm - 7pm
Vallejo City Hall
555 Santa Clara St.

Sat., May 18, 10am - 6pm
Vallejo Adult School
2833 Tennessee St.

Community Gardens increase the sense of community ownership, stewardship and identity.  They bring people together from a variety of backgrounds and lead to community-based efforts to address health and social concerns such as obesity in children and local crime.

Touro Students, Your student ID is all you need to be able to vote for your top selection from 32 proposals on the ballot. See you at the polls!

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