Poor attendance at report-back meeting

2018-03-20 06:01
Representatives from different City of Cape Town departments and community organisations who were set to address the public on Monday.

Representatives from different City of Cape Town departments and community organisations who were set to address the public on Monday.

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The City of Cape Town’s public meeting that was scheduled to address residents in Lansdowne and surrounding areas at Groenvlei High School on Monday night turned out to be unsuccessful.

Ward 60 councillor Mark Kleinschmidt says the gathering was set to be a continuation of last week’s report-back on the City’s current water crises (“Water crises a concern at public meeting”, People’s Post, 13 March).

Kleinschmidt says this was due to resident apathy, although there was a request for a report-back on the water crisis and other matters. He says the planned meeting was advertised via pamphleteering and social media, and he had advised the Lansdowne Civic Association and the Yorkshire Groenvlei Neighbourhood Watch accordingly­.

“I am very disappointed with the turnout. The deputy mayor, Ian Neilson, was set to address the water crisis. JP Smith, Mayco member for safety, security and social services, was set to address vagrancy, street people and the social reintegration of the homeless. The Metro Police, Law Enforcement and traffic officials were also set to address motorist lawlessness on our roads,” he says.

The topics set to be covered for the night were all raised by the public at last week’s meeting where ward 60 residents requested assistance and advice from Kleinschmidt on dealing with the ongoing issues.

V Call the councillor’s office on 021 762 4894.

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