MEETING TO BE HELD MONDAY, MARCH 21
(March 16, 2011) The City of Frisco’s first Town Hall Meeting of 2011 will feature a new telephone format, allowing residents to join the meeting from the convenience of their homes. Frisco residents are invited to call in – or come by for the Town Hall Meeting this Monday night, March 21.
The meeting will be held in the City Hall council chambers of the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. During the first hour, city staff will give presentations on economic development, road construction and improvements and Exide. As usual, questions are always welcome from the audience.
Then, beginning at approximately 8 p.m., the Town Hall meeting takes on a new, telephone format which allows Frisco residents to dial 888 – 886 – 6603, ext. 16342# to join the Town Hall meeting from anywhere. Frisco’s registered voters will also receive a phone call Monday night, inviting them to join the meeting.
“During our recent work session, our council challenged staff to explore new ways to engage even more of our residents in our Town Hall meetings,” said Mayor Maher Maso. “Staff recommended we ‘combine the old with the new’, specifically suggesting we try a telephone format. During research, staff found that this format has the potential to increase our meeting participation by as many as a couple thousand people. If we experience that kind of success, the extended, communication outreach will be invaluable.”
During the second hour, under the ‘telephone format’, residents will have the opportunity to ask questions about Exide, the new polling locations for the May 14 city election and the City of Frisco’s legislative agenda, which is posted on the home page of the city website at friscotexas.gov
A limited number of pedometers, celebrating the BeFitFrisco health initiative, will be distributed to residents who attend the meeting in person.
Town Hall meetings last two hours and are typically held three times each year.