Making a plan

Ward 8 residents ask questions during a neighbourhood meeting on March 2, 2017. (Peter Lozinski/Daily Herald)

City wraps up neighbourhood meetings with Ward 8, will discuss, dissect and produce plans from feedback

The neighbourhood meetings wrapped up at Arthur Peachey School in West Hill Thursday night as about 50 Ward 8 residents gathered to have their voices heard about what they need in their riding.

The city has been hosting the meetings every few weeks. The first of this set of meetings was held in Ward 1 on Jan. 5.

While individual concerns vary across ward boundaries, there were certain topics that remained at the top of everybody’s minds.

The issue of transportation was a hot topic Thursday night at the Ward 8 meeting.

“In this area we’re challenged to deal with both pedestrian and vehicle transportation, and how you make then both mix in a safe way,” said Coun. Ted Zurakowski.

“So we’re looking at traffic calming measures, especially around the schools, and how that traffic is managed.”

Engagement will be a key element going forward as the city takes the feedback from each of the wards to develop plans moving forward…

For more on this story, please see the March 4 print or e-edition of the Daily Herald.