Early next year we will be debating the biggest question facing local democracy in our area. If Bristolians vote for a mayor in May 2012 it will surely be the most profound change in local government since the county of Avon was abolished when I was a young lad.
The Centre for Public Engagement at the University of Bristol, the RSA, the Bristol Festival of Ideas, and the Bristol Branch of the Institute of Directors have come together to organise a public event to explore the issues.
So why not come along and join me, Chris Searle and a number of distinguished speakers at the Council House on 22nd February.
You can find more information, and find out how to reserve a place, by visiting the Centre for Public Engagement.
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