One of the top recommendations of the Task Force on Environmental Action was for the City to hire an expert in sustainability.  The Task Force concluded that for the city to make significant new progress on environmental conservation and sustainability it needed new technical expertise and creativity on staff.  With outreach led by Sat Jiwan Ikle-Khalsa and myself as well as others we turned out more than 30 residents to comment on the City's 2012 budget and encourage them to hire a coordinator.  The final outcome was funding for a contract position for a Sustainability Coordinator.