School Committee Chair Ellen Alcorn told the City Council that there was no consensus among the dissenters as to their reasons for voting against the budget, and so a ‘minority report’ was not possible.
Spring and several Green Independent Party members who are running for local office recently started their own web logs to get their views into the open. Portland Green Independent Party Co-Chair Kevin Donoghue is using his blog (kevindonoghue.blogspot.com) to promote his campaign against District 1 City Councilor Will Gorham. Other Green Party candidates with web logs include David Marshall (District 2 City Council; www.davemarshallforcouncil.com) and Kevin Gardella (at-large School Committee; kevingardella.blogspot.com).
Spring has proposed several ideas on his blog (www.springcares.blogspot.com.) to cut the school budget and save energy as well.