Bangor committee seeking resident input for working group on improving quality of life

Posted Dec. 10, 2012, at 2:59 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Believe in Bangor, a working group formed in response to problems facing the city and residents’ concerns will hold its first meeting at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, in Council Chambers at City Hall.

“Believe in Bangor is an effort to engage residents to suggest changes that will improve conditions in Bangor,” Rosie Vanadestine, director of community and economic development, said Thursday.

Residents are welcome to attend this and other working group meetings to offer input and present their concerns.

The committee will tackle “quality-of-life” issues ranging from drug and crime problems to city planning and transportation, according to Tanya Pereira, the city’s business development specialist.

Any member of the public interested in taking part in the working group should contact Rosie Vanadestine before the meeting at 992-4280 or rosie.vanadestine@bangormaine.gov. Pereira said the city is looking for committee members who are representative of the community — from varying age groups and different neighborhoods.

Vanadestine and Health and Community Services Director Shawn Yardley will serve as city staff leadership for the working group. The group, still in its early planning stages, will hold regular meetings for several months.

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