first_imgSinn Fein Cllr Marie Therese Gallagher has said Irish Water’s refusal to meet with Donegal County Councillors is a display of contempt for the people of Donegal. Cllr Gallagher said today: “Donegal County Council has continuously asked for a meeting between the representatives of the people of Donegal and Irish Water in order to discuss numerous issues regarding water Infrastructure and charges being imposed on the people of this county.“Irish Water has refused to meet the council. This is beyond contempt considering the priceless piece of infrastructure that was handed over to them by the government – the biggest case of daylight robbery of the people of this county.” “Irish Water has instead organised eight regional meetings which include numerous councils meeting together in a centralised location. I would estimate that these regional meetings could cost tens of thousands of euro, and again it will be the people who will pay for this. This is a scandalous situation, and another example of how out of touch this monstrous quango is with the people.” ANGER AS IRISH WATER REFUSE TO MEET DONEGAL COUNCILLORS was last modified: October 17th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegal councilIrish WaterSinn Feinlast_img read more

Gateways for Growth New plan to make Municipality more inclusive

first_imgDownload AudioThe Municipality of Anchorage is launching a new initiative to make the community and the economy more inclusive. The city received a grant to participate in the Gateways for Growth Challenge. The goal is to develop a strategic plan for incorporating new arrivals from rural Alaska and other parts of the world into the city’s economy. Mara Kimmel, the mayor’s wife and a co-founder of the Alaska Institute for Justice, is spearheading the project. She says it’s about more than just getting people jobs — it’s about helping them maximize their skill sets.“This gives us the opportunity to figure out who’s out there, what skills and expertise they bring, and how we can mobilize those skills to the benefit of our economy. And in these days of shrinking economic resources, it’s really important that we active everybody, and we tear down barriers to marketplace and to our community.”Kimmel says they will look at things like language barriers and limited public transportation.The grant and matching funds from the state and Wells Fargo total $29,500. The money will be used to conduct research around the city with individuals and organizations about how to make Anchorage a more inclusive place and to expand entrepreneurship. More than 40 community businesses, non-profits, and government agencies are participating. Twenty communities around the country received grants.last_img read more