Blaineto hold neighborhood meetings

Published on Thu, May 20, 2004
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Blaine to hold neighborhood meetings

City officials have set the date to have a chat with the residents of Blaine.
On May 26 and 27, members of the city council, department directors and city manager Gary Tomsic will be hosting the neighborhood meetings to talk about, among other topics, the wastewater treatment plant and the Peace Portal Drive boardwalk. According to Tomsic, the meetings also present an opportunity for the members of Blaine’s government to hear what is on the community’s mind.
Tomsic said, “The purpose of the meeting is to give people the opportunity to talk to council about what they want to talk about.”
The meetings also an opportunity for officials to make sure they are on track with the city’s goals.

“We truck along here at the city with a set of priorities, we think we’re doing all the right things based on what we think. When we go out and talk to people, if they aren’t talking to us about the same types of things, then we need to step back a little and see what’s going on here,” he stated.

“If everybody is talking about safety or something like that, for example, then they need to look at those issues. Maybe we aren’t giving enough attention to that,” continued Tomsic.

Tomsic hopes that because there hasn’t been a meeting in two years that the attendance will be strong.

“If we get 30 or 40 people at a meeting, that’s a successful meeting,” said Tomsic.

The meetings will be held on 7 p.m. on May 26 at the Semiahmoo Fire Station and 7 p.m. on May 27 at the community/senior center.