Mayor Swearengin Schedules Second Telephone Town Hall With Fresno Residents
02/18/2010

Mayor Ashley Swearengin today announced that she will hold her second telephone-based Town Hall meeting to discuss local issues with Fresno residents on Tuesday, February 23, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

“Our first telephone town hall last July was a tremendous success,” Mayor Swearengin said. “I’m looking forward to once again talking directly with City residents about the issues that are important to them.”

Approximately 23,000 City residents will be called inviting them to participate in the live Town Hall. In addition, residents who listen to an audio stream of the Town Hall will have the opportunity to submit questions to the Mayor online. Information about audio streaming will be posted to www.fresno.gov/mayor later today.

In the first Tele-Town Hall, more than 4,500 people accepted calls and 28 people asked questions to the Mayor. More than two dozen people left comments or questions on the Mayor’s voicemail at the end of the Town Hall. Responses were sent to all who requested a reply.

The Tele-Town Hall will originate from Mayor Swearengin’s office at City Hall. She will be available for pre-interviews with the media the day of the event from 6 to 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. Otherwise, the Mayor will be available after 8:30 p.m.

The Tele-Town Hall is being coordinated by the Mayor’s Community Advisory Panel, which was created to enhance citizen participation in civic affairs through the development of programs such as the Fresno Citizens Academy, town hall meetings and other outreach events.

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