Letter: M&CC’s consultations should cater for working folks

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Dear Editor,

I have noted many advertisements put out by the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) regarding  public consultations as it pertains to the garbage situation. 

While it good for the M&CC to have these consultations, I noticed that the consultations are at 10 am on the dates specified and also they are held at City Hall. 

I tried to go to one of the consultations for an area next to mine (my area was not included in the consultation list by the way), however, I had a work meeting clash that I could not get away from. 

This is my point. How serious can M&CC be about talking with citizens if they put the meetings at a time that most cannot attend?

Why not hold meetings after work hours or on weekends? Also why not have teams or the Councillor representatives have meetings within their areas so as to ensure a proper engagement?

I hope that this can be considered by the Council, especially for engagements on other issues,  particularly those that are directly community related, in the future.

Kind regards,

Dr Raquel Thomas-Caesar

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