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Bristol TN hosts "Bristol Exchange" listening posts in May

May 05, 2015

The City of Bristol is seeking community feedback as it introduces its new listening posts format being called “Bristol Exchange.” The series of five meetings will begin in the City’s various neighborhoods in mid-May. The meetings are scheduled to begin at 6:00PM at each location, where light refreshments will be provided.

The city is encouraging Bristol residents to give their feedback on the topic of the upcoming city budget for fiscal year 2016-2017. A copy of the proposed budget is now available on the City’s website at www.bristoltn.org, click on the Proposed Budget tab to the left of the main page or a hard copy will be made available by stopping by the City Manager’s office located on the second floor of City Hall at 801 Anderson Street.

“Please join us for the Bristol Exchange meetings as we travel through city neighborhoods. We hope all our neighbors will come share their thoughts on the proposed budget or any subject that may be important to them,” said Bill Sorah, City Manager. “Many department representatives who have daily interaction with the community will be present to answer questions, share information on current projects or listen to suggestions you may have.”

The first meeting will be hosted at Haynesfield Elementary School located at 201 Bluff City Highway on Thursday, May 14 beginning at 6:00 PM. City officials ask that participants please follow the signage located on school grounds to the exact location/entrance to the meeting. Bristol Exchange community meetings are scheduled throughout the month of May in other neighborhoods. On Tuesday, May 19 the meeting will move to Fairmount Elementary School, on Thursday, May 21 Bristol Exchange will meet at Holston View Elementary School. Anderson Elementary School will be the host school on Tuesday, May 26 and the tour will conclude with a meeting at Avoca Elementary School on Thursday, May 28.

For a complete list of meeting locations, addresses, etc., please check the City’s website at www.bristoltn.org and click the Bristol Exchange box to the left on the main page.