Congratulations to Owen Mulligan on his appointment this past week by the City Council to serve on the Burlington Housing Board of Review. Owen became the first Green to serve on this city commission. The Housing Board has traditionally been full of landlords and corporate "professionals." Owen will add his experience as a renter and a much needed fresh Green perspective to the board's deliberations. He is the second Green to serve on a city commission.
"So keep fightin' for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don't you forget to have fun doin' it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be outrageous, ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce. And when you get through kickin' ass and celebratin' the sheer joy of a good fight, be sure to tell those who come after how much fun it was." - Molly Ivins 1944-2007