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04/15/04

Hundreds Turn Out for First Town Hall Meeting

Mayor Otis Johnson Mayor Otis Johnson

It was somewhat of a historic night for the City of Savannah as city leaders faced the citizens and unveiled their vision for the future. Mayor Otis Johnson delivered on a campaign promise, holding the first quarterly town hall meeting at the Savannah Civic Center last night. More than 200 showed up in the civic center's third floor ballroom to hear the state of the city speech, and to ask their own questions.

Mayor Johnson also spoke about the city's strategic action plan. "We want to do may the risky but calculated initiative to use a vision of what Savannah can and should be to guide the work of city council over the next four years," he said.

Johnson says the strategic plan will focus on several priorities: neighborhoods, public safety, poverty, capital improvements, zoning and communications. For more details about the strategic plan, brochures are available at the city manager's office.

Reported by: Don Logana, dlogana@wtoc.com

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