Regular public meetings throughout Astoria
This is the kind of outreach I want to undertake if elected
to City Council. It is a reverse of the traditional model of constituent
service, in which the legislator waits for concerned citizens to come
to him or her. I want to go to them; to actively and aggressively
seek their input and participation.
The meetings would be scheduled once per week, each
week in one of four different areas, or "wards," of the district, so
that each area has a meeting once a month.
The residents of each ward will be invited to come
out and tell me, as their City Council representative, what their problems
and concerns are, and what they want and expect from city government.
I will be there to listen and answer questions, and take action on those
matters that my office has power over. This is the practical application
of our campaign slogan: "Itís your cityÖ it should be your City Council."