JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) – The City of Jamestown held their inaugural Community Conversation on Thursday, primarily focusing on the municipality’s east side.
Spearheaded by Principle Planner Ellen Shadle, the event is meant to engage those who live, work, visit, or have any relationship to the area.
The event had community members put their feedback on boards to describe the area and how to help move in the right direction.
Hearing from the few that attended, Shadle listened to their opinions on the area revealing a lot of negative reviews.
Many of those in attendance agreed that the area suffers from neglect, and that, the housing stock and infrastructure is not sustainable and breaking down.
In the end, Shadle will review what was said, and work on what to do next.
“I feel like we had a really robust conversation about some of the things on the east side,“ explained Shadle. “In terms of what people are experiencing and what they want to be experiencing and what kinds of things we need to get there, and I look forward to taking that information and integrating it to the things we’ve been aware of.”
In October, the Department of Development will have another Community Conversation focusing on a different quadrant of the city.