In the Spring of 2018, David Coon and the City Councillors across Fredericton South held a fifth round of Community Gatherings. This was the final round before the elections were called in the summer of 2018. The format was new: after David and the councillors reported on their work at the Legislative Assembly and City Hall, the floor opened up for anyone to write their topic and name on a flipchart. Each person listed was then afforded 2-3 minutes to speak or ask questions on the topic of their choice. It proved to be a productive way for those who wanted to speak to be heard, and for a variety of concerns to be aired.
The pool at UNB remained one of the most discussed issues, although the NBEX grounds was a dominant issue of concern for the West Plat gathering. Other topics included active transportation infrastructure, management of waste, the province’s finances, and community health clinics.
For more details, check out the reports here:
Report – West Plat & Sunshine Gardens – 14 April 2018
Report – The Hill – 28 April 2018
Report – Downtown & College Hill – 12 May 2018
Report – Skyline Acres – 12 May 2018