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January 22, 2019
Town Hall session on City services set for January 31
Site of the meeting is City Hall with a 6:30 p.m. start
SACHSE (January 22, 2019) If among the myriad New Year’s Resolutions pledged this year, one includes “getting a better sense of the City of Sachse’s menu of municipal services,” then attending the upcoming Town Hall on that precise topic should be on the calendar.
The free event, called “How Do I…?” is set for City Council Chambers, 3815 Sachse Road, on Thursday, Jan. 31 starting at 6:30 p.m. The event, hosted by the City Manager's Office, is the first of what are planned to be similar events held on a quarterly basis. Participants at the Jan. 31 Town Hall meeting will be asked to submit ideas and suggestions on topics for future meetings.
City Manager Gina Nash will act as host for the initial meeting, designed as a platform for establishing and strengthening two-way communication between the City of Sachse and Sachse residents.
“We are always looking for ways to connect with the community,” she said. “This is another way for us to open the doors of City Hall and share what we’re doing. But, it’s also a way for us to hear from residents about the level of service we are providing. Having an informal conversation with residents is the best way for us to keep improving.”
The City already has a number of these types of citizen engagement events, such as the annual Public Safety Day, the Fire Department Open House, library programs, the Arbor Day event, the various special seasonal events put on by the Parks and Recreation Department, and, of course, the twice-monthly City Council meetings.
“All of these events are important ways for us to reach out to residents, but none of them really provide the opportunity for active back-and-forth conversations on our service levels,” said Nash. “The ‘How Do I…?’ session is intended to do exactly that, and we encourage residents to come and share not only their concerns, but also any suggestions for improvements.”
The “How Do I…?” Town Hall will be live-streamed on Facebook so residents who are unable to join in person can still participate.