Consensus, the commission on local government modernization, will hold four public meetings from Monday, Feb. 8 to Thursday, Feb. 11 in Salina, Camillus, and Syracuse.
The group, which has been awarded $25 million by the state from the Upstate Revitalization Initiative, recently released the “Consensus Options Report and Preliminary Committee Recommendations” in order to evaluate the economic feasibility of merging city and county governments.
Officials said the meetings will be open to the public, and held to gather comments and input on the report, which was published last month.
The meetings are scheduled as follows:
- Monday, Feb. 8, Southwest Community Center, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., 401 South Ave., Syracuse;
- Tuesday, Feb. 9, Salina Town Hall, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., 201 School Road, Liverpool;
- Wednesday, Feb. 10, Camillus Town Hall, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., 4600 W. Genesee St., Syracuse;
- Thursday, Feb. 11, City Hall Commons, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., 201 E. Washington St., Syracuse;
- and Thursday, Feb. 29, Southwest Community Center, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., 401 South Ave., Syracuse;
Visit http://www.consensuscomment.com/ to view the complete schedule of the meetings, read the complete report, or provide input.
The group has also requested input from the public via www.facebook.com/consensuscny; email at email@example.com; telephone at (315) 470-1980; or fax at (315) 476-1681. The public may also mail comments to Consensus c/o SYRACUSE 20/20, 120 Madison St., 15th Floor, Syracuse, NY 13202.
In addition, groups of 20 or more people interested in hosting a meeting to discuss the report may also call, or email, to request one.
Individuals have until Wednesday, March 16 to provide their input. The commission will review, and consider all public comments, before issuing its final recommendations in spring 2016.