Citizens come armed with questions to Phenix City town hall meet - WRBL

Citizens come armed with questions to Phenix City town hall meeting

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Transparency in local government, it's a goal of Phenix City Council. The group said Thursday night's Town Hall meeting was another step in that direction.

The five members of city council sat, ready and willing to answer district three citizens' questions and address their concerns.

"We still have the problem of people speeding up and down this street and children waiting for the school bus," said one citizen.

Attendees touched on topics from small business growth to crime in their neighborhoods.

"My neighbor's house got broken into three times, so he finally moved. My house got broken into one time."

Mayor Eddie Lowe addressed every comment, referring residents to different departments. However, Lowe and the rest of council did remind citizens than sometimes things are out of city government's control.

"To be able to rectify those problems, we are going to need to get more grants, but it has been recognized and it has been talked about," said Mayor Lowe.

District 3 Councilor Arthur Day also took time to answer questions, as well as update the crowd on the development of his district, as well as the city as a whole.

"It's a very positive time here in Phenix City. I am glad that I can be apart of it, a part of this city council here in Phenix City," said Day.

Day mentioned projects such as the construction of the new Dollar General on Old Seale Road.

"They're spending 1.2 million dollars here Phenix City and that is more revenue for the city," added Day.

Day also said that meetings like this one were a big part of his campaign and he plans many more in the future. The next is scheduled for late summer or early fall.

The entire city council encourages anyone with questions or concerns about Phenix City to contact them directly.


Liz Buckthorpe

Liz joins the WRBL news team from all the way from New England. More>>

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