Vote for discussion topics

2018-07-10 06:00

Residents of the Atlantic Seaboard (ward 54) are invited to take part in an initiative that seeks to get locals to take more control over the problems in the neighbourhood.

“Come and be more involved in our community and its issues,” says organiser Giuliano Giacovazzi.

The annual community complaint and solution event will take place at Sea Point High School on Saturday 4 August.

In the meantime, locals are asked to vote for topics for discussion by filling out a form online at www.facebook.com/events/ 1056351787855079/?ti=icl and stating issues they feel are most important to address­.

From Sunday 1 to Sunday 15 July, residents will have an opportunity to:

. Present new suggested discussion points.

. Present yourself as someone with a personal story that will open up the discussion.

. Present yourself as someone with a solution to be presented at the event.

. Present your organisation as a possible long-term solution to one or more of these problems.

“You are welcome to present events that have affected you personally and also present solutions you feel we can implement as a community,” says Giacovazzi­.

“We would also like to make the bureaucrats whom we are forced to pay, more accountable for their performance or lack thereof.

“This event is an annual event hosted neutrally and we would like to invite organisations to present solutions that can improve our lives in the Atlantic Seaboard.”

At the event, only the five topics voted as the most important/urgent problems and solutions will be addressed.

“We don’t want this event to be longer than one hour,” Giacovazzi says.

To vote for topics for discussion, residents must fill out the form as to what issues they feel are most important to address.

“This event is open to all relevant organisations and we will be sending out invites to representatives of political parties. We reiterate that we do not align ourselves with any party in particular and this is just a platform for discussion and direct democracy where ‘we the people’ take more control over the problems in our neighbourhood,” says Giacovazzi.

V For more information, call Giuliano Giacovazzi on 071 427 4373.

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