Highlights — 09 February 2019 — by Courtney Menzies
CitCo holds its first public meeting in Port Loyola

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Feb. 7, 2019– Yesterday, February 6, the Belize City Council held its first public meeting since coming into office in March of last year. It took place at the St. John Vianney Primary School in the Port Loyola area.

Mayor Bernard Wagner, the first to speak, told the gathering that the Council held its first meeting in that constituency because that is where they first launched their manifesto.

The main focus of the meeting was to inform Port Loyola residents of the types of public works that will be conducted in the constituency. Over 100 residents turned up at the meeting to listen and voice their concerns.

All the councilors were in attendance, ready to answer any questions that were related to their portfolio.  The Councilor for Works, Albert Vaughn, gave the presentation of CitCo’s plans to upgrade and rehabilitate the broken streets in Port Loyola, which is the main concern of the community residents.

One of the streets that stood out as being in dire need of repair was Custard Apple Street.

When the floor was opened for the residents to share their concerns, apart from the street upgrades, many of them focused on the topic of proper drainage as well as abandoned lots in the area and sanitation concerns.

The Councilor for Traffic, Allan Pollard, gave the closing remarks and reminded the residents that they will keep in touch with them.

The next public meeting is planned to be held in May in a north side constituency.

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