Scranton City Council To Hold Another ‘idea Session’
SCRANTON - City Councilmen Bill Gaughan and Kyle Donahue will hold an “idea session” Wednesday at 6 p.m. at City Hall to hear input from college and high school students. Earlier this year, council revived an initiative from mid-2015 of holding informal brainstorming sessions with forward thinkers and stakeholders. About four or five such “idea sessions” were held three years ago, with two council members at a time meeting with small numbers of stakeholders, including real estate agents, small-business owners, downtown merchants, neighborhood groups and those in the financial and arts communities. An idea session held this past February focused on small business retention and recruitment. For Wednesday’s idea session, council contacted the University of Scranton, Marywood University, Lackawanna College, Scranton High School and Holy Cross High School, encouraging those affiliated with student government bodies and civic organizations to attend. “Come prepared with your ideas to better the city of Scranton,” council’s invitation said.