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Mayor proposes special meetings

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Ann Bradshaw
Brazil residents will soon have the opportunity to meet with their representatives.

Mayor Ann Bradshaw told The Brazil Times Thursday she is in the process of setting up special meetings for residents of each city ward to attend and express their feelings.

"It will be a time for those living in each specific area to come, meet the council members who represent them and ask any questions or present concerns," she said. "I know it can be tough for residents to make it to regular council meetings and I felt this would be a more personalized way for residents to become involved."

The first of these meetings will take place Wednesday, March 25, at 7 p.m., in the Council Chambers of City Hall. This meeting will be for residents of Ward 1, represented on the Common Council of the City of Brazil by Brad Deal. Bradshaw and at-large council member Pat Heffner will also be in attendance. The boundaries for Ward 1 are Hendrix Street (north), United States 40 (south), Murphy Avenue (east) and State Road 59 (west).

Bradshaw told The Brazil Times the individual meetings may be a prelude to a future state of the city address she is currently planning, but has not yet set a date for.

"My open door policy has been successful, but I know people may also not be able to make it to city hall during normal business hours," Bradshaw said. "Meetings with council members of the other wards have not been set up at this point as we are trying to correlate schedules to find the best time to have them."

Bradshaw added all residents have two representatives on the council with Heffner as the at-large member. Sam Glover represents Ward 2, while Steve Lamb and Bill Lovett represent Wards 3 and 4, respectively.

For more information about the special meetings, call 443-2221.

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I wonder if the Mayor will attend any of the scheduled meetings? The city is similar to "The Wizard of Oz". We hear the voice, but we don't get to see the face......

-- Posted by ucantbserious on Fri, Mar 6, 2009, at 7:15 AM

Great idea, Mayor!! Sounds like a team effort among city elected officials and the public. The mayor's open door policy is one that has not been made available by many previous mayors. Access to government is important and the mayor has made city government extremely accessible. I have been impressed with what has been accomplished during the first year of this administration and look forward as many more successes are accomplished.

-- Posted by scwh1974 on Fri, Mar 6, 2009, at 7:28 AM

What accomplishments?

-- Posted by Partrosie on Fri, Mar 6, 2009, at 8:28 AM

why did it take 20 months [not a year].

-- Posted by tinytim on Fri, Mar 6, 2009, at 9:37 AM

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