I went to two supposedly top private schools, Spence and Dalton, for middle school and high school, respectively, and for all the pep talks they give you about how you can make a difference in the world, they never tell you specifically how easy it is to go to these local meetings, which are open to the public, and voice your opinion.
Tonight, the discussion was to narrow down possible locations for a green market on The Upper East Side. At the March meeting there will be a deciding vote- I’m not sure if I can vote yet- I think I need to register first as a public member of the committee or board first.
Unfortunately, since it was my first time at one of these meetings I was a little camera-shy (like gunshy- as in shy to TAKE pictures, not be in them) but I did manage to take two.
Left to right: Glenn McAnanama (moderator of Upper Green Side on Meetup.com), City Councilmember Jessica Lappin.
I only got up the nerve to take a picture with no flash after the meeting ended. Obviously I asked permission to take the previous photograph. Continue reading “Exploring Local Politics”