November Newsletter

November 2021
It’s been another rough year for a lot of people as we endured the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic. So much in our world is still upside down. I know my family will be thinking of those who are less fortunate during this holiday season. My campaign will be conducting a winter coat drive for the homeless to be donated to Family Assistance Ministries (FAM), if you would like to donate please reach out to me at stephanie@stephanieoddo.com
 
2022 CARNIVAL APPROVED
After much discussion the city council voted unanimously to approve a Carnival in 2022, with Council Member Rains absent. Council Member Sharma pointed out that most cities do not pay for their own carnival-type events, but are financed through private community organizations. Listen to my public comments here regarding my support of the 2022 Carnival. 
 
COUNCIL MEMBER SHARMA REQUESTS RULES FOR NEPOTISM
At the November 2 city council meeting Council Member Rischi Paul Sharma asks for a vote to place an item on the agenda for discussion regarding how nepotism is handled. Council member Sharma noted that city commission appointments were coming up and multiple candidates will be affected by this process. The nepotism item will be placed on the agenda after a 3-2 vote, Jennings and Gennawey voted no. The council will discuss the item at the November 16 council meeting at 7pm.
 
PLAYGROUNDS INSTALLED IN THE SPRING
The city will be replacing three playgrounds throughout the city in the Spring of 2022: Marina Hills Park, La Plata and Chapparosa.
 
ZIGGURAT REIMAGINED
The GSA will be selling the Ziggurat (Chet Holifield Building). As part of that process, they are asking for the public’s input on multiple conceptual plans. You can register for the meetings and provide input: https://www.gsa.gov/real-estate/real-estate-services/real-property-utilization-disposal/property-sales/chet-holifield-federal-building
 
OIL SPILL
You can listen here to my public comments opposing off-shore oil drilling. Oil drilling off the coast of California contributes one-tenth of 1% to the nation’s oil production while causing serious risk to our economic opportunity and our property values. 

Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday,