Public forums to gather input about living, working in state


As part of RhodeMap RI, the Rhode Island Division of Planning’s Statewide Planning Program is sponsoring four public forums to get feedback from Rhode Islanders from all walks of life about their experiences living and working in the state, as well as their vision for building a strong future for Rhode Island. 

The feedback from these forums will be used to shape new state policies for economic development, housing, environmental protection and land use.

Those who attend will be asked about the opportunities they have had starting a new business, finding a home in a safe and affordable neighborhood, or getting education or training for a good-paying job. They will also be able to talk about obstacles to keeping their business up and running or providing for their families. 

Forums will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. The formal program begins at 6, with small group discussions starting at 6:30. Light fare and refreshments will be served, interpretation and childcare services will be available. Registration is not required.

The forums will be held on the following days and locations:

• Monday, Aug. 5 at The Depot, One Depot Square, Woonsocket;

• Tuesday, Aug. 6 at Roger Williams University, Global Heritage Hall, 1 Old Ferry Road, Bristol;

• Wednesday, Aug. 7 at University of Rhode Island, Memorial Student Union, 45 Upper College Road, Kingston;

• Thursday, Aug. 8, East Providence Senior Center, 610 Waterman Ave., East Providence.


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Odd that not a single session planned for any of RI's four largest cities!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013