Bridge Talk - Jackson Tonight.
By JGillman, Section News
Posted on Tue Jun 28, 2011 at 02:01:32 PM EST
Tags: Mickey Blashfield, DRIC, NICT, Brian Calley, Earl Poleski, Mike Shirkey, Jackson High School, Michigan, Rick Snyder, International Bridge, Ambassador Bridge (all tags)
You want to keep up with the discussion as our leadership tries to wrangle the NICT bridge idea into a more favorable position?
Both sides will be participating in a larger than (earlier) expected forum. From a recent press release:
A local town hall meeting next week on the Detroit-Windsor bridge proposals will move to a larger venue to accommodate a higher than expected turnout, state Reps. Earl Poleski and Mike Shirkey announced a couple days ago.
The event, still scheduled for Tuesday, June 28 at 7 p.m., will now take place at Jackson High School's auditorium, 544 Wildwood Ave., Jackson. It was also announced that Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, of Gov. Rick Snyder's administration, and Mickey Blashfield, of the Ambassador Bridge Company, will attend to give both sides of the issue.
"People continue to ask me about the potential for a new international bridge, whether I'm at my local office hours, the grocery store or at church," said Poleski, R-Jackson. "We're delighted that Lt. Gov. Calley and Matthew Moroun have agreed to take time out of their busy schedules. Outside of a formal legislative committee meeting, this will be the first time we have officials from both sides of the issue together in one room to publicly address the issue."
WKHM-Radio Program Director Marc Daly will host the meeting, and residents will be allowed to submit questions.
"The town hall is a testament to open government and our continued efforts to ensure transparency in the democratic process," said Shirkey, R-Clarklake. "We encourage all citizens who have an interest in the issue to attend."
Let me know how it goes.