Leaders invite public to voice opinion in town meetingPublished 8:09pm Monday, July 15, 2013
Residents will have the opportunity to voice their concerns with the entire Selma City Council listening Tuesday as the city plans to host a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. in the Carl C. Morgan Convention Center.
The purpose of the meeting is to give voice to community concerns that otherwise may not be heard, said Selma City Council President Corey Bowie.
“In order to solve the problems in the community, it’s going to take a collective effort between the city government and the citizens,” Bowie said. “A lot of times you have to feel the pulse of the community and some of the concerns they have out there.”
Issues Bowie said he expects to include are code enforcement and public safety. Residents will be allotted three minutes to speak.
“Individual council members, we hear the issues on the street, but once you bring everyone together and all the council members together, it gives us the opportunity to not only hear the issues but also follow up on these concerns and implement them into some type of plan,” Bowie said.
Following the town meeting, the council will schedule another session to discuss ways to follow up on issues, making sure concerns are addressed.
“We’re elected to do our jobs, but we also have to work hand in hand with the community to make Selma a better place,” Bowie said, encouraging the community to attend.