I give Brooks credit for this move. Nice idea.
City Council president sets coffee dates at City Hall, one for each ward
Submitted by Billie Owens on June 6, 2014 - 1:48pm
City Council President Brooks Hawley will be holding six City Hall meetings, one for each ward. The meetings will be entitled “Coffee with the City Council President” and will be held at City Hall in the Community Room.
These meetings will be used as a direct connection to the president to have a forum with residents to collect thoughts, concerns, ideas or interests from city residents. The meetings will be held from 10 a.m. – noon on the following days:.
Ward 1 Saturday, June 14th
Ward 2 Saturday, June 21st
Ward 3 Saturday, July 19th
Ward 4 Saturday, Aug. 2nd
Ward 5 Saturday, Aug. 9th
Ward 6 Saturday, Aug. 23rd
“I hope and encourage Batavia city residents to come meet with me personally at these times and dates. I look forward to the dialogue and opportunity to sit and talk with constituents about our community,” said Brooks Hawley, City Council president.
If there are any questions, please contact:
City of Batavia City
One Batavia City Centre Batavia, New York 14020
Phone: (585) 409-9895
I think the meetings are a good start, but, each ward would be better served if the meetings were in each ward and not on Brooks' official turf. Perhaps a tour of the ward with the representing council person, before the meeting , would bring added value to any discussion with residents. People are more inclined to attend, and feel more comfortable , when the meetings are closer to home.
Good points Bea
Ward 1 - nice showing! 2 people made the effort. Can't wait to see if Ward 2 can beat that.