(February 29, 2012) Attend a City of Frisco Town Hall meeting without ever leaving your home. The Town Hall meeting will be held Monday, March 5 and will feature a ‘telephone’ format, allowing residents to join the meeting from anywhere. As always, residents are also invited to attend in person. The meeting will be held in the council chambers of City Hall at the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd. The meeting begins at 7 p.m.
Frisco residents may dial 888 – 886 – 6603, ext. 18217# to join the Town Hall meeting from the convenience of their homes. Frisco’s registered voters will also receive a phone call Monday night, inviting them to join the meeting.
Staff will brief residents on water restrictions and efficiency, road construction and improvements and the status of hike and bike trails. Residents will have the opportunity to ask questions in person or by phone. The ‘Q & A’ portion of the meeting will follow staff presentations.
“We encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about what’s happening in our community,” said Mayor Maher Maso. “Our city council considers communication a key component to the success of many of our projects, partnerships and cohesiveness as a community. Communication has always been a top priority and the ‘telephone’ format has tremendously increased the number of people we’re engaging during our Town Hall meetings.”
Last March, 2,528 people joined the Telephone Town Hall meeting. Last June, 1,753 people ‘phoned in’ and in October, a record 3,756 people participated in the telephone format of the meeting. In all cases, the average amount of time callers ‘stayed on the line’ was approximately 10 minutes. The number of people who continue to attend the meetings in person ranges from 150 – 200 people.
Town Hall meetings last two hours and are typically held three times each year.