Let’s Get Together.
This Saturday, February 5th from 10am – 2pm at the Foran Room in City Hall, we’ll have our second “Your City” event. This time we’ll focus on what we want our City to be in the future, and start talking about how to achieve that.
Here’s how it’ll work:
Our facilitator, Bui Petersen, will be following a model called “conversation cafe.” He’ll explain this further at the beginning of the day, but basically everybody breaks into smaller groups to chat informally about a given topic. They will be:
- What makes St. John’s a great place to live?
- What gets in the way of the City working for everyone?
- Describe the future St. John’s of your dreams.
Then we’ll come back together to share our discussions with each other and determine what some of our shared concerns and values seem to be.
After a short (free!) lunch, we’ll have a chat about some of the current issues facing St. John’s (transit? taxes? sprawl?) and we’ll split up again to talk about how, based on our discussions earlier, how we might tackle some of these.
We’ll share these discussions with each other again, and then we’ll have a chance to talk about where to go from here. There are lots of ideas for getting our voices heard and for interacting with policy makers. Now is our chance to plan our future.