Monday, December 7, 2015

Media Release: Citizens’ Jury – Rapid Transit “LRT as City Building” Speaker Series Continues

HAMILTON, ON - December 7, 2015 - The City Council appointed Citizens’ Jury on Transit invites the public to join them on Saturday, December 12 at 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Hamilton Spectator Auditorium for free presentations and an open discussion on the topic “Doing LRT Together: Redevelopment and Community Benefits.”

This is the third and final meeting that the public is invited to attend. Speakers include Pedro Barata, V.P. of Communications and Public Affairs with the United Way of Toronto and York Region, Collette Murphy, Executive Director of the Atkinson Foundation along with Paul Johnson, City of Hamilton Director of LRT Coordination. For full details and to register, go to hamilton.ca/citizensjury/ or call 905-637-0000.

About the Citizens’ Jury on Transit

The Citizens’ Jury on Transit was struck as an initiative of City Council. They were selected from a random sample of city residents to provide advice to Hamilton City Council on rapid transit related issues and opportunities. Members were appointed from each ward and reflect the diversity of the community. This meeting is one of a number of several opportunities for the jury to hear presentations on rapid transit. The group will continue to meet over the next 6 weeks and provide recommendations to City Council in early spring.

Connect & Engage

The public can follow the Citizens’ Jury agenda, sources and experts and watch videos of the presentations, share their thoughts and ideas by registering on line at PlaceSpeak.com. This is a unique interactive platform that enables geo-tracking, and shows who is saying what, and from what part of Hamilton. After each session with Jury members, a summary will be posted.

Learn more on the PlaceSpeak website at www.placespeak.com Once registered, city residents can participate in the discussion. Ideally, the result of this and other meetings as well as the discussions on PlaceSpeak, will be engaged city residents holding a productive conversation as we move towards building rapid transit infrastructure across the city and the region.

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