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Our view: What are you saying? Let us hear it!

A few weeks ago, we started a new feature in The Eagle to spark dialogue among readers and community members. The "What you're saying" section poses a weekly question, then asks for reader input. We run a few of those responses in the following issue to share with you the voices and thoughts of other readers, your neighbors.

Since last week's question wasn't much of a hit (we asked if you'd noticed price increases in your favorite hot beverages), we decided to use this opportunity to sum up what we have heard from you so far.

In general, you're in favor of restoring historical buildings rather than tearing them down and building new. You're pretty much evenly split on whether parking downtown is a pain, but gas prices definitely are, you say. And when it comes to walkable neighborhoods, Syracuse has plenty -- like Westcott, Eastwood and Butternut Circle -- but they're sometimes overlooked.

The point is, when we hear from readers we get to know you,which means we get a better understanding of what you want to see in The Eagle.

So don't be shy! Your opinion is important -- that's why we're making it easier for you to share your point of view with us.

The "What you're saying" question is posted on Thursday on our wall at facebook.com/theeaglecny . You can respond to it directly by commenting on the wall (you have to "like" the page first, though).

Or you can be added to the email list and have the question sent to your inbox. Just let us know at editor@theeaglecny.com. You can respond to the question via email to that address, too.

And of course, you can find the question printed in the Viewpoints section of the paper.

Here is next week's question: How long will you wait to get your bike out of the garage, and where will you take your first ride?

We hope to hear from you!

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