Letter to the editor 3, August 20, 2020

An invitation to our second ‘Chat with your Saint-Lazare councillors’ meeting

Dear Editor, The Saint-Lazare councillors would like to thank the residents who attended our first ‘Chat with your Saint-Lazare councillors’ meeting which took place July 12 at St-Robert Park. It was a great success! The main goal of our meetings is to give citizens a chance to share their concerns and opinions and interact with their councillors regarding topics which are affecting their day-to-day affairs.

These informal meeting opportunities also help the municipal councillors to better understand citizens’ views or perceptions about specific matters. We feel that it’s important for citizens to get to know their district councillors and to understand how municipal government can directly influence the quality of life in their community. Citizen participation is essential in the democratic process. We would like to invite residents to our second meeting on Sunday, August 30 at 10 a.m. at Bar Chez Maurice (1897 Chemin Sainte-Angélique, Saint-Lazare). All guidelines for indoor public gatherings need to be followed (limited capacity, physical distancing, masks and hand sanitizing). According to an informal survey regarding topics of discussion, residents were most concerned about development and water. We will be discussing these topics among others and answering your questions. If you can’t make this meeting, the topic of discussion for the following meeting in September will be about the 2021 budget. We’re looking forward to seeing you on Sunday, August 30. Your Saint-Lazare Councillors

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