By Michelle Spitzer
If there’s something you want to see in Parkland or have a suggestion to improve your city, now is the time to speak up.
City commissioners are preparing for upcoming strategic planning sessions, and they want residents’ input. The sessions will be Sunday, April 10, and Monday, April 11, at the Children’s Wing of the Parkland Library from 9 a.m. to about 5 p.m. each day.
“It’s important for all of us to start putting our brainpower to use and coming up with ideas and hopefully visions for what we ideally want the future of Parkland to look like, to feel like and what is missing that we could add and what we already have that we could improve upon,” Commissioner Jordan Isrow said at the city commission meeting this week.
Isrow encouraged residents to call or email him or any of the other city leaders.
“It’s always helpful to have as much information and thoughts as possible,” he said.
Mayor Rich Walker echoed these comments saying they could only help improve the city when they know what residents are looking for and their needs.
“The place you start is with a conversation. You have that conversation with one of the commissioners, with myself, whoever it is, and say, ‘look, these are my concerns, these are my problems.’ said Walker, who added, “It’s not our way or the highway. We want to hear what you have to say. We have open minds. I’m here to serve the residents of Parkland. I’m not here to serve myself.”
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- Michelle Spitzer grew up in Coral Springs, attending Westchester Elementary, Ramblewood Middle, and J.P. Taravella High. She attended the University of Florida and has been a journalist for nearly two decades. As a reporter and editor for The Associated Press and USA Today, she’s covered everything from U.S. Presidents to shuttle launches to Jamie Foxx’s New Year’s Eve party.