WCBE Stories
12:13 am
Thu January 31, 2008

Coleman content with city agenda after summit

Columbus, OH – A diverse group of nearly 2,000 people packed the convention center for Columbus' first-ever citizen summit. City officials held the forum as a way to prepare for the city's bicentennial celebration, but also to seek input from residents on what the future priorities should be. Through focus groups, neighborhood outreach and conversations with folks at 23 different events this summer, the city already had about 10,000 comments to give people attending the summit a starting point. Each person had an electronic key pad enabling them to respond to and see instant results on a variety of multiple choice questions including - what should Columbus be recognized for in the future and what's holding the city back. Mayor Michael Coleman spoke with Mike Foley following the three-hour citizen summit.