Post by Peaches Wilson on May 3, 2013 8:19:28 GMT -4
There will be four area conversations in June. No registration is needed, and you can go to any you want, based on convenience of date and location. You can go to more than one, but the agenda will be identical, although the conversation will depend upon the people there.
They are: Tue. June 4, Cary Senior Center in Bond Park Wed. June 5, Embassy Suites, Harrison Oaks Blvd (same as kickoff) Tue, June 11, Crosspointe Church, 6911 Carpenter Fire Station Rd. Wed, June 12, Colonial Baptist Church, 6051 Tryon Rd. All are 6-8 pm
Let's hope the "Area Conversations" are real conversations with the people of Cary, and about many of the topics that we should be discussing at this point (general vision stuff, not details). The Summit was simply a one sided presentation of one issue. Sure, some areas such as down town may be able to use "walkable urbanism", but, for the vast majority of Cary that is not possible.
The area conversations should be a place for the town officials and consultants to listen to the people.
Post by Buffy Adams on May 16, 2013 8:26:50 GMT -4
jrbrown, I fully agree. The Summit was very one sided, with a large amount of time devoted to Chris Leinberger trying to persuade us on one option that only applied to a small part of Cary (downtown and maybe a few other small places). He and Ms. King gave demographic information that supported Leinberger's opinion but were incomplete and did not provide information that would not support his opinion.
I hope these meetings will be a way for residents to tell the town leaders and staff what they (the residents want) and that information presented, if any, will be balanced. Buffy
Will it be worth our time, or is it just cover for consultants and professional planners to say they listened, while planning to implement their own agenda. The did a good job trying to tell us what to think at the Embassy Suites. Are they going to actually listen to us residents who don't have planning degrees and might not want to buy what they are selling? Will these meetings be different from the last (and first) meeting?