Every fifth Wednesday we hold a Town Hall meeting. These happen to fall quarterly and give residents and business owners an opportunity to speak one-on-one with elected officials and staff.
Last night we had one of the best turn-outs we've ever had. We had about 40 people in attendance, even with the snow storm! Over half the attendees came to discuss a particular issue with an access road through Labrum Park. We had others, including small business owners in Taylorsville, the branch manager for Mountain America Credit Union, residents who live around 4800 South wanting to find out about economic development and senior housing, citizen committee members supporting a Performing Arts Center, and others who just wanted to see what was going on.
The great thing about these open houses is residents get an opportunity to speak directly with those they need or want to. They don't have to get up in a public meeting in front of a mic.
It's good for the city when we get let residents know what is going on. We had storyboards explaining why we do code enforcement, the access road through Labrum Park, renderings of a proposed Performing Arts Center, and Economic Development areas of focus. Our elected officials love to speak with their constituents.
...and next time we will have some cookies!
Here are the storyboards that were displayed: