Friday, January 27, 2023

Public Input Spurring Williamsburg’s Projects For 2023

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WILLIAMSBURG – Every two years, the City of Williamsburg compiles a strategic plan. When working on the 2023-24 version, it was important, said city manager Andrew Trivette, to hear from as many residents as possible.

“Our public input process had grown pretty stale,” he said.

The most recent meetings seeking public input were held before the covid-19 pandemic, and the response was disappointing: 25 each at two separate events, including one on the campus of William & Mary in the hopes of attracting students who are invested in the city.

“So I said to the team, we’ve got to reinvent the public process if we want meaningful public input into what is arguably the most important outcome process we have, which is our work plan,” he said.

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