Public gets chance to weigh in on Nanaimo priorities in e-town hall

NANAIMO – An e-town hall on the city's strategic update will happen July 25, from 7-9 p.m.

Nanaimo residents can express views on city politicians’ top priorities and share their own ideas during a two-hour e-town hall meeting this month.

The public is invited to give feedback on council’s proposed strategic priorities and top capital projects on July 25.

Nanaimo city council presented its proposed strategic plan update earlier this month, which includes a multiplex, waterfront walkway and the south downtown waterfront among its top projects for the next three years, and initiatives of affordable housing and property acquisition. Priority areas included recreation, culture, sports and tourism, public safety and community wellness.

People can submit questions or thoughts about the strategic priorities, vision or values through social media, the city website, by phone or in person during the e-town hall at Vancouver Island Conference Centre’s Shaw Auditorium, a press release shows. The event begins at 7 p.m. for two hours, but if feedback runs past 9 p.m., the meeting will continue.

“I want to encourage anyone who can to participate in the e-town hall; make your voice and opinions about your community heard,” said Coun. Gord Fuller in a press release.

For more about the e-Town Hall, please visit the city website at http://goo.gl/9Lc6cm.