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Mayor Ben’s Four Things Friday – 1/12

Friday, Jan 12, 2024 at 4:10 pm

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Mayor Ben’s “Four” Things Friday
Here are a few things happening in Bexley that (mostly) aren’t otherwise covered in this week’s Blast. Have a great weekend! – BK

I highly encourage everyone to try to attend or tune into Michael Wilkos’ Next Chapter series at BPL on 1/25 (see article above). I attended a similar presentation by Michael last year and found his presentation to be insightful, eye-opening, and prescient as to historical and future trends in growth in central Ohio. Michael brings a deep and meaningful focus to the role cities and communities play in creating more equitable outcomes for residents. Highly recommended!

This week was our first council meeting with new members Danny Hurley and Alex Silverman, and our new council President Monique Lampke. It was a great meeting, and one of the highlights was the presentation of a $44,000 check, by the organizers of the Bexley Turkey Trot, to the Mid Ohio Food Collective. Bravo, turkey trotters!The Land Use Strategy 2.0 Commission has been hard at work following the initial public workshop in November. Commission members have organized into groups based on the proposed study areas of the upcoming strategy, which include:

  • Main Street east
  • Main Street west
  • Livingston Avenue and Ferndale/Mayfield
  • North Cassady Avenue commercial corridor
  • Residential districts
  • Partnerships

Look for an online survey to come out next week relating to the Land Use Strategy, and for a follow up public workshop with draft recommendations, probably around the summer/fall timeframe.

I can’t help but share the MGMT “Nothing to Declare” music video that was released this week and features my niece Inga Petry, who is a brave advocate for awareness and accommodation of individuals with limb differences. The music video is a beautiful and thought-provoking examination of our cultural expectations and standards of beauty and ability, and I hope you take a moment to enjoy and ponder (please note that there is some mature content in this video)…

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