Worcester Restaurant Inspections: Lukes Calls for Letter Grades
Saturday, August 31, 2013
"I've asked the administration to look into providing letter grades for food establishments, like they have in New York and other big cities around the country," said former Worcester Mayor and City Councilor Konnie Lukes. "Not everyone reads the internet. This way they'll see the restaurant's grade displayed prominently."
"I was raised working in my family's restaurant, my husband was raised in his family's diner....we know how hard it is to operate any eatery," said Lukes. "You have to follow strict business and food service protocols. And it's more difficult than it looks."
Advocating for Advances in Technology
On Friday, Lukes mentioned that she thought the City of Worcester could better be utilizing technology for the benefit of residents.
"I'm trying to get crowdsourcing projects on our website," said Lukes, referring to an online tool to involve public input. "It's been buried about a year and half now. The first item I put on had to do with the concept. Post a question, and get feedback. We talked about not wanting anything anonymous, nothing nasty, that type of thing. But it's stalled."
"My first idea for input was, "What do we want to do with the Wyman-Gordon site?" but I got push back because it's private. I also want to look at a rotary in Lincoln Square, now that the population is denser. And why is the Johnson Tunnel there? We need the public's input on this.:
They're still sitting on it, said Lukes of her crowdsourcing proposal. "Expect to see it on the next council agenda though. We need to better utilize technology in city government."
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With the American Association of Pediatrics recently reporting that the CDC claims that 31 pathogens cause 9.4 million cases of foodborne illness each year, how do you know how safe your food is -- and what the government is doing to help keep you informed.
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