Richmond Mayor Bertrand Ménard says that he is pleasantly surprised with the results of a public consultation that was held in the town on the weekend. Created with the goal of seeing what the population wants to have happen in their community between now and 2022, the gathering drew roughly 100 participants. “The goal of the exercise was to engage the population and find out what is going well and what can be done better,” the Mayor said, adding that the consultation was not as much about deciding how to spend money as it was about building clearer lines of communication between the municipal council and the population. Ménard also noted that the turnout and participation was about as strong from the local English speaking population as from the French speaking population, which he praised as a sign that the consultation drew feedback from all sides of the community. See full story in the Tuesday, April 24th edition of The Record.