In an effort to increase the public’s participation in City decision-making, Mayor Tim Davlin is organizing a series of neighborhood meetings to be held over the next few months. These sessions will provide a forum for discussion outside of the restrictions of the City Council chambers on City programs and services prior to planning for next year’s Fiscal Year 2012 budget.
“As residents become more familiar with the functions and services that City government provides, they are better able to utilize those services,” said Mayor Davlin. “It’s also important for some of our City directors to be able to meet with the residents to become more familiar with neighborhood concerns and be better able to provide services to meet those needs.”
These meetings will allow for direct citizen dialogue with the Mayor, the Director of Public Works, the Chief of Police and the General Manager of City Water, Light and Power. Residents will be better able to identify specific concerns and help establish a priority for services in the neighborhoods. The meetings will also provide information directly to residents on how City departments respond to issues so that problems can be addressed.