Pasila residents are invited to discuss current topics at the Savonkatu branch of Helsinki Vocational College and Adult Institute. Alternatively, you can also attend the event online via the Helsinki-kanava(Link leads to external service) channel. You can send questions to the event via the Messagewall (viestiseina).
“I am delighted to invite Pasila residents to a shared evening of discussion. There are sure to be plenty of interesting topics, since Pasila is such a central and active district,” says Mayor Juhana Vartiainen, who encourages everyone to join the event.
Before the discussions, a pop-up market will open in the lobby of Helsinki Vocational College and Adult Institute at 18.00. At the market, visitors have the opportunity to discuss topics related to Pasila with City of Helsinki experts and other operators in the area.
Before the event, you can send questions and comments about Pasila in advance to the event organisers via the Voice Your Opinion service.(Link leads to external service) The survey closes one week before the residents’ evening.
The Mayor’s Resident Evening can be watched live and later as a recording at Helsinkikanava.
Long tradition of Mayor’s Resident Evenings
City Manager Teuvo Aura proposed in the mid-1970s that the City hold ‘Helsinki Hours’ events during which experts would answer questions from residents and journalists.
The Resident Evenings remain discussion events where residents can ask the Mayor and the City experts about the City’s operations directly.
The City of Helsinki moved from having a City Manager to having a Mayor in June 2017, at which point it was decided that the events would be renamed to Mayor’s Resident Evenings. The Resident Evenings were also established as two-part events, with a pop-up market to start off the evening and a discussion session to follow.
The Mayor’s Resident Evenings are held 3–4 times a year for the residents of a specific district or area. The topics discussed are brought up by the residents. Partners in the event organisation include local residents’ associations and other non-profit operators.
The news was published on October 24 and has been updated on November 24.