As announced by the Next Great City, Councilman Bill Green wrote in response to the administration's recent budget cuts that Mayor Nutter should have cut the Office of Sustainability and the new bicycle and pedestrian coordinator since they are " trendy non-core services.” See the full piece here.
Next Great City sees this position as "short sighted" because of the millions these initiatives will save in energy costs over the long term.
Send Councilman Green an email through NGC's online action center if you want to let him know how valuable the Office of Sustainability and the Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator are. Tell him you value the Office of Sustainability and that its work will help boost our economy and environment.
Goodman is currently the Community Engagement Director at the New Kensington Community Development Corporation.
Previously, Goodman worked as a city planner and project manager for PennPraxis. His focus was on projects that combined community engagement and public space design, including the Central Delaware Waterfront Planning Process, the Green2015 initiative for Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and the Bartram’s Mile project in Southwest Philadelphia. Goodman was an early contributor to PlanPhilly and helped shape the site in its first iteration. As PlanPhilly grew, Goodman represented the publisher and provided professional planning input and project management support as the site expanded its beat coverage, went through multiple redesigns, conducted an internal strategic plan, and researched revenue generation opportunities.