Mayor Rizzo's Telephone Town Hall
October 28, 2014
HUNDREDS PARTICPATE IN MAYOR RIZZO’S TELEPHONE TOWN HALL
Over 600 residents joined Mayor Rizzo’s annual Telephone Town Hall to ask questions and discuss the future of the City of Revere
Revere – This past Saturday Mayor Rizzo conducted his most successful annual Telephone Town Hall to date, with over 600 residents participating. The Mayor held the large conference call so that residents could speak directly with him on a range of topics.
“The Telephone Town Hall is one of my favorite communication tools that we use in my office. I really enjoy having direct conversations with many of the hundreds of residents that participate in the call, all from the comfort of their own home. I will continue to pursue new avenues that enhance communication with the public, and try to give every resident a voice in the future of city government,” stated Mayor Rizzo.
The Town Hall Meeting lasted over an hour with more than 30 residents having the chance to ask questions. These questions included topics such as: updates on Wonderland and Suffolk Downs; streetscape and signage improvements to Broadway, Revere Beach development; the potential for a soccer stadium in Revere; and after school activities for children. A full recording of the event will be available on www.revere.org in the coming days.
Prior to the call, Mayor Rizzo mailed his annual “City Update” newsletter to every resident in the city that outlined an update with respect to numerous subjects such as Public Safety, Education, Economic Development, and Technology. Highlights included a ciity-wide reduction in crime over last year, Revere High School receiving a Gold medal Award being named the Best 2014 Urban School in the United States, and new economic development initiatives that included the opening of Market Basket. It’s important to note that all expenses associated with the mailer and Telephone Town Hall are paid for by Mayor Rizzo’s campaign committee- no city tax dollars are expended in these civic engagement efforts.
Here is a recording of the Telephone Town Hall.