Dublin’s Lord Mayor, Cllr Emer Costello and City Council Members are calling on individuals and organisations to submit their ideas and actions, to assist in developing an agenda that prioritises jobs and the protection of existing employment in a City that makes the most of the talents of its citizens. This period of public consultation will be open until Friday 4th December 2009. To advance these objectives, the Lord Mayor has established a Commission on Employment to examine how Dublin City Council and other public, private and NGO agencies can help promote economic renewal and employment growth in the City.
According to the Lord Mayor,
‘when I embarked on this process last month I stressed that Dublin required strong and creative leadership with a clear vision for the future of the City, to get its economy moving again. I promised to meet with and take submissions from citizens and key organisations in all the relevant sectors through the work of the Commission, and I believe that harnessing everyone’s views is paramount to unlocking the potential for opportunities in employment creation and enterprise growth.’
‘It is the Commission's aim to explore potential growth sectors like the green economy, creative industries and cultural tourism heritage enterprise. This phase of public consultation will be followed with public workshops engaging with local communities. To this end and through this consultative process, we are inviting the public to tell their stories and give us their ideas so that together we can work to develop policies that will lay the necessary foundations and create conditions conducive to generating new jobs’
the Lord Mayor added.
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To lodge submissions please see www.dublincity.ie
The Elected Representatives on the Commission are:
Lord Mayor, Cllr Emer Costello; Cllr Paddy Bourke; Cllr Christy Burke; Cllr Joan Collins; Cllr Mannix Flynn; Cllr Mary Freehill; Cllr Paul McAuliffe; Cllr Ruairi McGinley; Cllr Rebecca Moynihan; Cllr Eoghan Murphy; Cllr Aodhan O’Riordan; Cllr Larry O’Toole; Cllr Maria Parodi; Cllr John Redmond; Cllr Nial Ring.