The Sault Ste. Marie Ratepayers Association (SSMRA) would like to thank Councillors Bruni & Fata,for agreeing to participate in the upcoming June 21st “Ward 5 Neighbour Meeting”.
This is a relatively new concept and we are fortunate to have councillor participation that will help to develop this process further. We have included some information on how the event will unfold.
The gathering will begin at 7:00 pm and end at 8:30 pm on Thursday June 21, 2012 in the Russ Ramsay Room at City Hall. The meeting will open with a brief introduction of what makes up the Sault Ste. Marie Ratepayers Association, outlining our goals and methods, while promoting active and responsible participation in local government.
Following our opening introduction, Councillors will provide a brief statement about themselves and their experience on council with an update of current issues facing ward 5, from each of their perspectives, along with any upcoming items they anticipate in your ward. The rest of the meeting will be a question and answer format between citizens and ward 5 councillors..
As an attempt to reach out to those who can’t physically make it out to the meeting, the SSMRA has arranged a real time, live streaming of the audio for the meeting, where citizens can hear the meeting and respond by email, via the Internet. At the end of the meeting, we will provide a brief summary of what transpired during the meeting and any follow-up action steps.
It is our belief that this new process of Ward gatherings will become valuable to community communications. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us and please spread the word to your neighbours. We will look forward to seeing you on June 21st.
Following the ward 5 meeting at 8:30 we have a special guest presentation by the Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains
We are very fortunate that CAPT is available to do a presentation from speakers Brittany Paat Project Development Liaison Intern and CAPT board member Dawne Cunningham