The mayor's press release follows:
Mayor Tiffany Martin Hamilton today announced she will host a public conversation about the future of the North Bay. The meeting will be on Sunday, May 1, at 1 p.m., outdoors near the corner of Front and Dock streets.
Hudson's waterfront is a precious resource, with potential for economic development, recreation and conservation. Mayor Hamilton is committed to its revitalization. The May 1 meeting will bring together representatives of the City's new Waterfront Advisory Steering Committee (WASC), the Columbia Land Conservancy (CLC), and other community groups for an exchange of ideas for the North Bay area.
Discussion will include how to utilize the former Furgary Boat Club; ways to open access to the river for kayaking and fishing; the CLC's concept for the North Bay Recreation and Natural Area; and other concerns and proposals for this part of the city.
Following a brief presentation by the Mayor, the event will have an outdoor "open house" format. People will be able to circulate and speak informally with representatives of CLC, WASC, and other groups.
"Right now, the North Bay area is underutilized," said Mayor Hamilton. "But it represents an enormous opportunity for the city. I hope everyone who shares my passion for our waterfront will bring their ideas and energy to help us create a jewel of conservation and low-impact recreational use."