Mayor Walsh upholds promise to maintain transparency, through "Mondays with the Mayor"
March 25, 2014
Last night, Mayor Martin J. Walsh hosted “Mondays with the Mayor,” the first of a series of community town hall meetings to engage with constituents and to maintain a transparent administration. More than 250 people attended the meeting.
“As mayor of the City of Boston, I have to do my best to ensure that all Bostonians are heard,” said Mayor Walsh. “During my campaign, these kinds of meetings allowed our communities to approach issues and create solutions as a team.”
This town hall meeting allowed residents to share their questions and concerns with Mayor Walsh and his administration. Mayor Walsh responded to a variety of questions including park maintenance, affordable housing, and the quality of public education in Boston.
Mayor Walsh was joined by members of his cabinet and department heads, who helped field inquiries from residents needing specific, departmental expertise. Questions were also addressed by: William Evans, Boston Police Commissioner; Sheila Dillon, Chief of the Department of Neighborhood Development; Brian Swett, Chief of the Department of Energy, Environment & Open Space; Brian Golden, Director of the Boston Redevelopment Authority; and others.
The next meetings will be held on:
- May 19, in Roxbury
- July 14, in Charlestown
- September 15, location TBA
- November 17, location TBA
Details on these meetings will be announced in the coming weeks.
Mondays with the Mayor
Mayor Walsh has committed to host "Mondays with the Mayor" town hall meetings every other month as a continuation of the successful "Mondays with Marty" series leading up to his inauguration. The "Mondays with the Mayor" series is an opportunity for constituents to speak to Mayor Walsh, and share their questions and concerns about issues facing Boston. During these meetings, Mayor Walsh answers constituent questions. Constituents are also welcome to submit written testimony to the Walsh Administration.