Well over 10,000 people are signed up to participate in community discussions in Lexington Wednesday as On the Table meetings are scheduled all over the city.
The On the Table format for community conversations is patterned after meetings that have been held each year in Chicago for four years. Lexington is the first of ten cities holding similar get-togethers with support from the Knight Foundation.
Blue Grass Community Foundation Director of Community Engagement Lori Preston admits it’s hard to know what will happen.
“We’re asking people truly what matters to them about Lexington, what they may want to see differently in Lexington and all of that is literally on the table.”
Preston said meetings are being held in locations ranging from homes to businesses to places of worship. Lexington data will also be processed through a program at the University of Chicago.
She said city officials hope to use the suggestions to help in their efforts to revise the county’s comprehensive plan. Preston said people can still register to participate in conversations through Wednesday online.