Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee wants to know what Rhode Islanders think about living and working in the Ocean State.
A public forum will be held in Bristol Aug. 6, hosted by the Rhode Island Division of Planning. The forum will be held from 5 – 9 p.m. at Roger Williams University Global Heritage Hall, 1 Old Ferry Road.
The Bristol forum is one of four being held across the state, part of Rhode Map RI, the division’s statewide planning program.
The division is looking for feedback from Rhode Islanders about their experiences living and working in the state, a well as their vision for building a strong future for Rhode Island.
“This is a chance for all Rhode Island residents and business owners to learn about RhodeMap RI, but most importantly, it is a chance for us to hear about the opportunities and challenges they face every day,” said Gov. Chafee. “We want all our cities and towns to be thriving and successful.”
The feedback from these forums will be used to shape new state policies for economic development, housing, environmental protection, and land use. Those who attend will be asked about the opportunities they have had starting a new business, finding a home in a safe and affordable neighborhood, or getting education or training for a good-paying job. They will also be able to talk about obstacles to keeping their business up and running or providing for their families.
“The purpose of RhodeMap RI is to address these goals for all our residents while revitalizing our communities and protecting our natural environment,” said Kevin M. Flynn, associate director of the RI Division of Planning. “This project will create strategic plans to address these issues over the next year and input from our residents and business owners is crucial to our success.”
For more information, contact Melanie Army, supervising planner at Rhode Island Division of Planning, at [email protected] or 401-222-6183.