A town hall discussion on community safety will take place on March 23 at the Parksville Community Centre. (News file photo)

Parksville to host special town hall event on community safety

‘Public safety is an important priority for council’

Parksville council is hosting a town hall on community safety in late March, and encourages members of the public to participate in the discussion.

Residents will be able to present ideas, voice concerns or opinions and provide suggestions related to public safety in the city.

“Public safety is an important priority for council and we acknowledge everyone needs to play a role in keeping our community safe. We look forward to hearing solutions and suggestions from our residents which will assist us to determine what local government can do to address the issue of community and public safety,” said Mayor Ed Mayne in a press release.

The town hall will be moderated by former mayor, Chris Burger. Questions from residents should be submitted in writing residents are encouraged to submit questions in advance of the town hall, by email to info@parksville.ca or in person at the administration department by 3 p.m. on March 23. As well, there will be an opportunity at the town hall to provide questions in writing.

READ MORE: Police response, citizens on patrol in Parksville among hot public safety topics

A panel of guests will be present, with more information coming available closer to the date.

The event is on Monday, March 23 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Parksville Community Centre, 132 Jensen Avenue East.

— NEWS staff, submitted

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