Jacksonville City Council Districts 7, 8 To Hold Town Hall Meetings Wednesday Night

Sep 3, 2015

Jacksonville City Council districts in the Northwest parts of the city will hold town hall meetings, Thursday.

Councilwoman Katrina Brown represents District 8 on the Westside. She says after a lot of people called her office, she wanted to get the community together.

"People have questions about their sidewalks, trash pickups and code enforcement," Brown said. "[I want to] really find out what some of their needs are and what are their true concerns."  

She says they'll also tackle the area's crime issues, and she's invited Sheriff Mike Williams to attend.

Brown says in an effort to be transparent and reach more people, her meeting will be live streamed on the City of Jacksonville's Website. She says it's a service offered to council members, but rarely taken advantage of.

"When I was on the campaign trail people would say to me, 'Well, I didn't know someone had a town hall meeting' or 'I couldn't make that town hall meeting,'" Brown said. "So I wanted to make it convenient for if you couldn't make the meeting, you could watch it at your house."

Brown's meeting begins at 7 p.m. at Bradham-Brooks Library and another meeting for District 7 residents is at 6:30 p.m., at Joseph Lee Community Center.