2012-10-24 at 11:46
Concerned Taxpayers group request multiplex plebiscite
THUNDER BAY -- More than 50 people came to Waverely Resource Library Tuesday night to express their views on where they believe the city's event centre should be placed.
A group of local residents called the Concerned Taxpayers are opposed to a multiplex in the city's downtown north core and the evening meeting was a chance for them to express those views.
One after another residents and members of the group took the microphone to express where they believe a new event centre should be placed.
The majority supported Innova Park over the downtown north core location favoured in a recent consultant's report. Some even said that a plebiscite should be held, saying that the process would help unite the community and push the project forward. But location wasn't the only issue residents put forward.
"I'm concerned about the process," said concerned local resident and Concerned Taxpayers member Bernie MacNeil. "(The process) is disregarding the public at large."
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Concerned Taxpayers chairman Ray Smith added parking and safety issues for senior citizens will be issues residents must deal with if a north core multiplex is built. The meeting wrapped up at 9 p.m. Tuesday(Thunder Bay Television)
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