(Columbus) The Columbus City Council is inviting the public to a Winter Listening Session on Tuesday, January 22nd at the Columbus Public Library Annex. As an effort to encourage and improve citizen engagement, Council members will once again welcome all city residents to share ideas, concerns and to participate in open discussion with their elected city representatives in an informal setting.
Individuals who live within Aldermanic District #1 in the City are especially encouraged to attend. City Council President Andy Traxler explains that “One of the District 1 seats on the Council was left vacant at the end of last year after the previous Alder moved out of the district.” Traxler continued by also saying that no one has submitted nomination papers for the other district 1 seat that is being vacated by current alderwoman Regen Hendrickson after deciding not to seek another term. The council hopes the listening session on Tuesday will provide residents interested in serving to come and learn about what it’s like to serve on the City Council.
The session is an open forum to discuss issues forwarded by attendees with no city business being transacted during the listening session. The Winter Listening Session will be held on Tuesday, January 22nd at 6pm at the Columbus Public Library Annex located at 251 W. James Street. Topic suggestions for discussion can be submitted prior to the meeting to City Administrator Patrick Vander Sanden, at 623-5900, or via email at [email protected]