LYNN IN THE NEWS!!
A summary of past and current news source articles and media contributions that have been published to demonstrate my ongoing involvement in civic affairs:
Elk GroveNews.net District 3 candidate thanks Elk Grove City Council for adopting her budget review idea, chides for over-payment of property June 25,2020 http://www.elkgrovenews.net/2020/06/district-3-candidate-thanks-elk-grove.html
Elk Grove Citizen City Council Approves $304M City Budget , June 19, 2020 http://www.egcitizen.com/news/city-council-approves-304m-city-budget/article_a45daece-b269-11ea-80da-03a9eacf0c66.html
Elk Grove Citizen Op-ed: City Should Rezone Site for EG Food Bank’s Future Home By Lynn Wheat, April 22, 2020: http://www.egcitizen.com/opinion/op-ed-city-should-rezone-site-for-eg-food-bank-s-future-home/articledd479bde-84b8-11ea-a6b5-ffa3f0f62366.html
Elk GroveNews.net Wheat Holds Kick-off Event for Elk Grove District 3 City Council Campaign, Praises New By-District Voting 2/28/2020 08:25:00 AM http://www.elkgrovenews.net/2020/02/wheat-holds-kick-off-event-for-elk-grove-city-council.html
Elk Grove Citizen Wheat To Launch City Council Campaign February 27 February 26, 2020 http://www.egcitizen.com/news/election-briefs/article_a3b79a92-58c4-11ea-85c1-438fa1d14da8.html
Elk Grove Citizen Election 2020: Wheat Joins District 3 City Council Race February 12, 2020 http://www.egcitizen.com/news/election-wheat-joins-district-city-council-race/article_f0b11174-4dcb-11ea-b983-53be867e0a8f.html
Elk Grove Tribune Lynn Wheat Is Running For Elk Grove City Council January 23,2020 https://elkgrovetribune.com/lynnwheatrunningelkgrovecitycouncil/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_n6S9l8lB8
Elk Grove News.net More Than Three Minutes Podcasts - Charter School and the 25,000 Jobs Mirage 9/17/2019 04:00:00 AM http://www.elkgrovenews.net/2019/09/more-than-three-minutes-podcasts.html
Elk Grove Citizen Election 2020: Local Activist Contemplates City Council Run June 21, 2019 http://www.egcitizen.com/lifestyle/election-briefs/article_d0c50968-9473-11e9-ba40-df31d5e4d54f.htm
Environmental Meeting For Controversial Proposed Elk Grove Hospital Draws Dozens Of Questions, Concerns Elk Grove News.net June 24,2019 https://www.ecosacramento.net/2019/07/environmental-meeting-for-controversial-proposed-elk-grove-hospital-draws-dozens-of-questions-concerns/
Asphalt Shamed - Citizen Graphically Demonstrates Failing Pavement In 'Old Elk Grove' Sep 27, 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=134&v=2Xck3fwNXgs&feature=emb_title
Sacramento Connect : "Elk Grove To Further Explore Possibility of Establishing Commercial Urban Farming Operations" August 25, 2016
"The possibility of small-scale urban commercial farming in Elk Grove took a step closer to fruition last night. Following an informational presentation, the Elk Grove City Council gave the City staff direction to pursue the proposal.
Urban commercial farming operations like this one in West Sacramento could some be sprouting up in Elk Grove.
The idea of small-scale urban commercial farms in Elk Grove was first discussed at a March 2016 meeting of Elk Grove GRASP, a smart growth advocacy group. At that meeting, Mary Kimball of the Center For Land Based Learning, discussed how that non-profit organization has partnered with cities like West Sacramento to help people interested in commercial farming use vacant lots to launch their businesses.
In West Sacramento, the CFLBL partnered with the city and helped launch several urban farming operations on parcels as small as a third of one-acre. As part of their agreement with West Sacramento, the CFLBL provides extensive training to new farmers to help guide them in the operation of a successful commercial enterprise.
Currently, there are five operations in West Sacramento on previously vacant parcels. The size of the operations ranges from two-thirds of one acre to 3.3-acres.
Aside from providing entrepreneurs an opportunity to enter commercial farming, the operations also address a problem that plagues many urban areas - so-called food deserts. Typically, the urban operations sell a significant portion of their products directly from the field to nearby customers.
During their discussion, the Councilmen expressed overall support of the the proposal. Councilman Steve Detrick who attended the March Elk Grove GRASP meeting with Senior Planner Christopher Jordan, asked for the item to be placed on the agenda and credited GRASP's Lynn Wheat for the idea.
"I want to give kudos to Lynn Wheat," Detrick said. "She hosted a meeting that Christopher Jordan and I went to that sparked this."
During questioning by Council Members on the item Jordan said the City staff has spoken with CFLBL. Jordan said the CFLBL told him they could assist in launching the program, but at this point does not have the resources to be a long term partner.
After receiving public comments and direction from the City Council, the City staff will bring back a specific program for consideration. No date was given last night when the specific proposal will be presented.
Mary Kimball of the CFLBL could not be reached for comment on Elk Grove's steps toward pursuing urban farming operations. Speaking after the meeting, Wheat expressed cautious optimism about the prospect of establishing this program.
"I am encouraged by this because it is good for the community and it is more realistic than becoming a destination city," Wheat said. "I just hope the city is serious about pursuing this."
Elk Grove Citizen Opinion: Keep An Eye On The Civic Center Project Jan 27, 2016 http://www.egcitizen.com/lifestyle/opinion-keep-an-eye-on-the-civic-center-project/article_d655ae22-f89b-5193-9192-5d8cc5ff90e9.html
Elk Grove Citizen City’s Proposed SOI Expansion Is Denied Nov 12, 2013 http://www.egcitizen.com/news/city-s-proposed-soi-expansion-is-denied/article_16f520ca-fc59-5056-8587-631b5f318d65.html