Jan. 10 To the Editor:

On Wednesday evening I attended a meeting for Ward 2 residents. It was the first one I had attended.

I was pleasantly surprised to see Mayor Blalock, Fire Chief Steve Achilles, City Manager John Bohenko, City Councilor Rebecca Perkins and DPW Chief Peter Rice.

About 30 Ward 2 residents attended. It was well run, everyone who wanted to speak had an opportunity to do so.

It was great to hear everyone and many of us had similar concerns (parking, traffic, sidewalks, bollocks). Questions were thoughtfully answered and many of the problems were already being addressed.

I would suggest going to your ward meetings when they are held. The information is available on the city website. It's well worth it to attend!!

Karen L. McCormick

Portsmouth