As promised, here's an answer to one question submitted by a reader.
What are your plans for the city, in terms of global climate change?
Believe it or not, this is a question I hear quite often. I always start out by saying this is a global problem, and we're just one city. But this is an important issue, and there are definitely things we can - and should - do.
Right now, there is a global climate change committee working on a report with recommendations of what the city can do. They created a report, but I understand the Chamber of Commerce requested some revisions. Now, of course, I can't bless a report I haven't seen, but I would certainly be favorably disposed toward their recommendations.
Of course, two of the most important things we can do to combat global warming are to stop encouraging sprawl and to work toward an excellent public transit system.