Niles resident air complaints tonight instead of discussing survey
It was supposed to have been a public meeting at the Niles Wellness Center to discuss results from a recent community survey of issues of importance to city residents and businesses.
Instead, it turned into a barrage of complaints that lasted some 80 minutes before Service Director Ed Stredney, who had been trying to run the meeting, finally got it on track.
The survey conducted last December by the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber found that revitalizing the business district and eradicating blight were among the major concerns of those who responded. However, as soon the meeting began tonight, so did the complaints, with hardly any residents asking about the survey.
The complaints ranged from potholes to decrepit buildings to lack of response from department heads.
Read what was said in Friday's Vindicator or on Vindy.com.