February 17, 1989 |
Mayor Goode fields a question from one of roughly 50 people who attended a town meeting at the Mount Moriah Pentecostal Holiness Church in Germantown. The session was one in a series of meetings Goode is staging to explain the proposed city budget. The mayor also presented his five-year financial plan for the city, and listened to area residents express their concerns.
October 17, 2010 |
Halloween is still two weeks away, but there was no shortage of horror stories Saturday at a town meeting on the Philadelphia Parking Authority. Some motorists told of malfunctioning parking kiosks; others said that their cars had been towed because of clerical errors, and that they had been charged hundreds of dollars to get them back. Two women said the parking authority had confiscated and sold their cars over violations they never committed. The meeting, organized by a citizens group, the People's Choice Movement Coalition, attracted a diverse crowd of about 35 to the Berean Institute at 19th Street and Girard Avenue.
January 12, 1989 |
Mayor W. Wilson Goode will bring his five-year financial plan and all his powers of persuasion to a town meeting, where he will meet the public, at the Eighth Police District headquarters on Jan. 31. Eleanor Dezzi, executive director of the Mayor's Office of Neighborhoods, said the meeting would be the third in a series of similar gatherings to be scheduled around the city during the next three months. "The mayor would like to go into each neighborhood, meet the leaders, discuss with them the details of his five-year financial plan and answer questions," Dezzi said.
September 6, 1990 |
Bucks County's NAACP president says that Bristol Township police and residents of the Venice Ashby housing project should hold a town meeting to ease hostilities over drugs and other problems that led to a melee in July. Allonia C. Boles, president of the NAACP chapter, said in an interview that a preliminary investigation into the melee found deep-seated tension between the predominantly black population of Venice Ashby and the mostly white police force that patrols the area. Boles said the tensions had been amplified by the area's crack-cocaine problem.
February 15, 1987 |
Whenever there is a threat of residential development in the tightly knit communities of Upper Darby's second ward, Councilman Nicholas A. Micozzie pulls out what he considers a winning formula. President Reagan has "Star Wars. " Middle Eastern militants take hostages. But Micozzie, a member of council since 1971, calls a town meeting. "Whenever there is a zoning controversy, I bring the residents of that area out in a town meeting," Micozzie said. "In the last 15 years," he said, "there has been at least one controversial zoning plan a year.
December 23, 1991 |
Imagine a new beginning to the election of presidents. Just before the primary season a group of voters from across the nation could meet with the candidates for several days, face to face. These citizens would reflect the nation's diversity in terms of race, age, ethnicity, urbanization, economic class and region. They would be given briefing materials on major campaign issues and the candidate's positions. After several days of small-group dialogue they would be polled on their views of the candidates and what positions they have taken on issues.
May 23, 1990 |
The halls of John F. Kennedy Junior High School were covered with posters urging residents to come to Willingboro's town meeting. Despite the cheerful advertisements, the turnout Saturday was disappointing - fewer than 100 residents attended, and only one of the winners of the poster contest showed up to receive his savings bond. But at the end, speakers were optimistic about the likelihood of a revitalization of town spirit. The gathering was modeled on traditional New England town meetings, where residents can talk about problems in the community and plan for its future.
March 8, 1987 |
Come the first Tuesday in March, just as the winter-weary begin to think about snowmelt and the farmers about planting or sugaring, this small community in the southeast corner of this rural state gathers to conduct its business. It's town meeting time. Classes dismiss for the day, and residents assemble in the cafeteria of the Guilford Central School. The room can seat about 175 people, but 200 or more of Guilford's 1,000 registered voters usually attend. With a copy of the town's annual report in hand, they consider such budgetary items as whether to "vote the sum of $4,127 (of which $640 is to paint the building)
July 26, 2005 |
Camden City Council has scheduled a town meeting at 6 p.m. today to discuss adoption of the Cramer Hill redevelopment plan. The meeting, expected to draw hundreds, will be held in St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, 28th Street and River Road. Council is to take a final vote Thursday on the plan, which would displace nearly 1,200 households and create 6,000 new homes. A state Superior Court judge ordered another vote after the project became snagged in legal entanglements earlier in the year.