The City of Whiteville is sponsoring two forums for community input on where residents think the city's plans should be headed.
In an open letter from Whiteville's Mayor Terry Mann, he lays out why people should come to the forums and how they can contribute to the growth of the city.
"These events are being held to hear from you on the kinds of programs, rules, and operations that your City Council should pursue, moderate, or curtail," Mann wrote.
"Sure we could do it without you, and we might get it right, or we could get it so very wrong. So, we are embarking on an effort to present an environment for you to express your opinions, interests and desires as part of a process the city will use to begin updating various ordinances and policies, to revise existing services and operations, and to initiate services that are responsive to your needs," he continued.
Taxes and business growth, public safety, and upkeep of older buildings are some of the topics being discussed at the forums.
The first forum will be held Aug. 28 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in the Civic Room at the Whiteville City School's Administration Building located at 107 W. Walter Street.
The second forum will be held Sept. 8 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Central Middle School cafeteria located at 310 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
"Your voice does count, we would like to know what is on your mind, please join me at the next Forum," concluded Mayor Mann.
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