Members of the Council:

By way of introduction, I served as Chair of the community group that lobbied for construction of the new Splash Pad Park beginning in 1999 and have since continued working on its behalf as an advocate, volunteer coordinator, and Editor of the Splash Pad News. I would add that, over time, I’ve evolved from being the farmers market’s staunchest supporter to one of its harshest critics. ¬†As briefly as possible, I’m going to explain why that’s the case and why we’re asking you to reject outright the Agricultural Institute of Marin’s (AIM’s) request for a five-year lease (plus options) and to, instead, issue a Request for Proposals (RFP).