City Grill – An Election Forum More Magnificent Than Any Ever Seen
RSVP by Donation:
DATE Saturday 18th October TIME 2-5 pm
VENUE: Jeffrey Smart building (ground floor)
UniSA West Campus
217-243 Hindley Street, Adelaide
Wield influence in your local elections
Build a relationship with your local reps
Amplify your voice by joining others in your community to set the agenda
City Grill is an experimental new way to be part of local elections.
There will be good old-fashioned conversations between real people who care about the city. Find unlikely allies who share your visions. A mix of residents, traders, new creative enterprise, students and workers, mayors and councillors… people making this city the great place it is.
Meet in our unique “ideas market”, where everyone has a voice, underlying community sentiment bubbles to the top, and those who fancy themselves representing us on Council are held accountable to the future we believe in.
- What will the city be like when the next elections roll around in four years time?
- What do you want your council to fight for?
- What do you need, to go on making this city the place you want to be?
Hold onto your hats because there is no script and nowhere to hide.
Democracy at its finest. Democracy as it should be. Magnificent.
2:00pm meet one fine Saturday afternoon in October, and share the questions you think should be on the menu in our upcoming local gov elections
2:30-3:30pm Your questions are fed into the ideas market
3:30-4:00pm Community feedback is shared and candidate questions are voted on – this becomes our menu, and the question holders become our spokespeaple in The Grill
4:00-5:00pm Candidates respond and are put to The Grill
We are building collaborative city with a foundation of positive relationships, but that doesn’t mean our elected reps escape accountability to their community!
Attendees will be a mix from different networks within the city, representing a cross-section of all those people that make this such a great place.
Local residents, traders and interest groups, students and wokers, artists and creative enterprises…
And of course, those who fancy themselves to be our local representatives for the next four years, who we will put to The Grill:
- Adelaide’s Lord Mayoral Candidates
- Adelaide City Council Central Ward Candidates
This is a joint initiative, hosted by volunteers from three groups working together for the future of our city:
- John Kirkwood and Ian Thomson— West End Village Association (WEVA), the voice for West End Residents
- Andrew Wallace— Adelaide West End Association (AWEA), the traders’ association that represents the diverse range of businesses, individuals and institutions that form the West End
- John Baxter— CoCreate Adelaide, an incubator for community-led action to create a bright future for Adelaide