Esquimalt mayor hosting morning open-door forum

Forum aimed at 'average resident', says mayor

Despite receiving some flak about plans to hold an open-door forum on a weekday morning, Esquimalt Mayor Barb Desjardins says it will give people who don’t attend evening meetings a chance to have their say.

“To be fair, what we’re looking at is trying to be accessible to everyone and because we’ve done it in the evening before, we thought let’s try it in the morning,” Desjardins said, adding that any number of topics can be up for discussion.

“This is a good way to have your average resident come out and tell you about their concerns without them feeling intimidated,” she added.

The forum happens July 7 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Esquimalt Municipal Hall in council chambers, 1229 Esquimalt Rd.