Greater Greater Mom sent over this video from my hometown about the importance of participating in community meetings:

Want to see generous sidewalks, safe bicycle options, local retail, and avoid enormous big box parking lots? Whether you live in a big city or a small town, participate!

Via Patch.

David Alpert is Founder and President of Greater Greater Washington and Executive Director of DC Sustainable Transportation (DCST). He worked as a Product Manager for Google for six years and has lived in the Boston, San Francisco, and New York metro areas in addition to Washington, DC. He lives with his wife and two children in Dupont Circle. Unless otherwise noted, opinions in his GGWash posts are his and not the official views of GGWash or DCST.