Aug 022012

The NoC pitch

FUC Mayor Jim Gray has called on area residents to offer their ideas for the Mayor’s Challenge, a competition funded by the Bull Connor billionaire mayor of Wall Street, Michael Bloomberg, to generate innovative and bold local solutions to national problems. Grand prize winning bold idea will receive $5 million, while four less-bold runners-up will each receive $1 million. Successful ideas will be able to be replicated in other cities. Below is the NoC pitch.

Our Bloomberg’s Millions idea leverages our public parks as potential sites of neighborhood and regional commerce and contact. Specifically, we will utilize Bloomberg money to create infrastructure and pay 3-years of operating costs to establish a series of farm/markets upon county park grounds. Continue reading »