BREAKING NEWS: Manchester City Council last night pubished a seven page report on steady state economics. This report will be discussed at a meeting that is open to all members of the public on Wednesday June 20th from 9.15am, at Manchester Town Hall.
The Economy Scrutiny committee will hear the report and then quiz its authors . They will then hear from some of the 11 people who offered to work – for free- with the council on producing the report (this offer was not, in the end, acted upon in any meaningful sense).
This will be followed by three workshops (to contain a mix of officers, members of the committee and members of the public) on “Green Jobs and Skills,” “Green Business,” and “Green Investment.”
The meeting is free, open to the pubic, and does NOT require booking. [See the agenda here.] More information and analysis of the report will be published in the coming days.
Manchester Climate Monthly urges people to attend. If you need some breakfast to fortify yourself beforehand, come join us in the Wetherspoons’ pub “The Waterhouse” on Princess Street from 8.30am.
UPDATE: There will be a meeting on the evening of Monday 25th June for people who were at the meeting – and especially for people who were not able to attend – to come together to talk about what we, citizens of Manchester, do next. All welcome. The room, at the Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount St, is booked from 6 to 9pm, so you can drop in after work or come from home. (The idea is to come when you can, not for the whole three hours!!)