A chance for civic participation

While two Ginot Ha’ir community council members differ on the wisdom of running the Blue Line down Emek Refaim Street, both agree the decision-making process is ‘broken.’

By IDIT RUBIN, AARON KATSMAN
August 11, 2016 16:26
3 minute read.
Emek Refaim Street

‘Bring the citizen back into the decision-making process’: Aaron Katsman and Idit Rubin on Emek Refaim Street. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

 
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Think this summer has been hot? The temperatures outside are nothing compared to the heated arguments taking place in the German Colony over controversial plans for the light rail.

Now that the municipality has revealed its intent to run the Blue Line down the German Colony’s Emek Refaim Street, public meetings at the Ginot Ha’ir community council have drawn huge crowds, as residents energetically vocalize their support for, or – in most cases – strong opposition to, the city’s plan.

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