Town hall meeting needs citizens

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 25, 2006

Normally, we&8217;ll tell you that surprises in government are not good things. But tonight, we hope we&8217;re proven wrong.

If you&8217;re like us, you aren&8217;t really sure what to expect from tonight&8217;s town hall meeting in Natchez. Without any specific details, we&8217;re expecting good news and a good exchange of ideas.

The event has been billed as an opportunity to share and discuss views about the city&8217;s plans for the future.

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Yet the agenda also features several guests, too, which leads us to believe, perhaps, some kind of announcement or plan may be discussed.

The head of a New Orleans-based design research firm and two other guests are expected to speak at the meeting, Natchez Mayor Phillip West said.

Tonight&8217;s event is free at the Natchez Convention Center, and the public is encouraged to attend. The meeting begins at 6 p.m.

Even though we aren&8217;t sure what the purpose and agenda is, communication is always a good thing, and we hope lots of community members participate.

And we hope any surprises that may arise are good news for the city and its residents.