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Citizens’ Jury – Rapid Transit “LRT as City Building”

Hamilton, ON – November 18, 2015 - The City Council appointed Citizens’ Jury on Transit will meet on November 25, 6:30 pm at Mohawk College in Room i109 for a presentation and discussion on the topic “LRT: How it Changes Cities”. The public is invited to attend this free event. This is the first of three meetings that the public is invited to attend. Presenters include transit experts from Calgary and Pittsburgh who will speak about their experience with Light Rail Transit.  The next public meetings will be held on December 2 at 6:30 pm and December 12 at 9:30 am. For full details and to register go to hamilton.ca/citizensjury or call 905-637-0000. Presentations will also be live streamed on placespeak.com/HamCitzJury. You must register as a participant to watch.

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 meet over the next 2 months and provide recommendations to City Council in early spring.

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. Once registered, city residents can participate in the discussion. The Hamilton Citizens’ Jury can also be followed on Twitter @HamCitzJury.

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.