The Mayor of Stamford wants to hang out with you.
Mayor David Martin is launching a pilot "Mayor's Hangout" this afternoon. Martin will be joined by city officials to discuss the city's response and handling of the recent winter storms via online streaming on YouTube and Google+. The video discussion will be archived on the mayor's YouTube channel for resident to access at any time in the future.
The mayor will also make two announcements. One regarding the launch of "Pothole Week," and initiative to encourage residents to seek out and report potholes to the city for repair. Martin will also announce his submission of a supplemental appropriation for immediate road repairs.
At the end of the broadcast, the mayor will answer questions submitted by residents and the press. The mayor's office says the launch will mark the first time a mayor has hosted a Google hangout on air in Connecticut.
“This is an exciting opportunity to better engage residents and share information about the City’s operations. The broadcast can be accessed from any computer, smartphone or tablet and will be available to watch afterwards,” Martin said. “It has the potential to become a key tool in making city government more open and accessible to the public.”
The hangout will take place from 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the following links:
Questions from the press and public may be submitted before or during the broadcast by commenting on the Google+ event page, on Facebook, or via email to MayorMartin@stamfordct.gov.