Figuring out Council Policy 900-12

By: Vilavanh Sanginthirath, CEO of Innovations City

After 17 years, small business owners are working directly with the City to create the right kinds of supports to help us grow. Spoiler alert: it’s how the City can invest $57,000 in small businesses instead of a large grocery chain, so keep reading…

Engaged. Excited. Empowered.

Those were some of my emotions as I was listening to each speaker and waiting for my turn to make public comments at the last City Council meeting on this topic. Or, for the fact-checkers out there, the city council’s Economic Development and Intergovernmental Relations committee – ED&IR, for those in the know.

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Can someone with no agricultural experience really run a successful farm?

After a life-altering illness, U.S. Coast Guard veteran, Stepheni Norton, had to drastically change the way she ate. She asked her doctor if she could ‘garden a little’ in order to have a good supply of fresh vegetables, because at that time, fresh food was hard to come by in National City.  Continue reading “Can someone with no agricultural experience really run a successful farm?”