Mayor Wants to Talk to You, Chicago Residents

June 27, 2011

Got a question or a suggestion for Chicago’s Mayor?

In an attempt to make the city even better, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced that he will be hosting two town hall discussions this week, and you won’t even have to leave your Chicago real estate to participate.

The first will take place today, Monday, June 27 at 6 p.m., and it will happen via phone.

Residents all across Chicago can call (800) 398-9397 to listen in and even ask questions. You can vote for the questions of your choice or post your own at cityofchicago.org.

Mayor Emanuel: Fulfilling a campaign promise to talk directly to Chicago residents.

Sorry to our RSS Feed subscribers who won’t see this until Tuesday morning. I was out of town this past weekend and just got the mayor’s memo. But, don’t worry, there’s another opportunity to voice your opinion on how to make the city work better.

The Mayor will also host a live online chat on Thursday, June 30 at 1:30 p.m. on Facebook and Twitter.

This will be the first time a sitting mayor of a major city will hold an online chat in which questions will be submitted and ranked by the public.

“A commitment to openness and accountability is at the core of our administration; Chicagoans have questions and deserve open, honest answers from their government,” said Mayor Emanuel.

“I promised during the campaign to hold telephone town halls to talk directly to the people of Chicago. We’re leveraging new technologies to bring even more people into the conversation and to find new, innovative ways to make Chicago even stronger.”

If you want to participate but don’t have the technology to do so, Chicago residents can call 311 to find city locations that offer free computer and internet usage.

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