I attended the District 3 Town Hall meeting, and it was a good experience because I got to see people actually getting involved with their elected leaders face-to-face. The meeting covered lots of ground, from soccer to streets to MHMR, in addition to the expected big topics of the bond proposal, red light cameras, crime, and taxes.
District 3 Councilman Todd Klein was joined by District 2 Councilman Floyd Price — whose district begins across the street from Oakwood Baptist, the meeting location — and a good cross-section of city staff. Councilman Klein really impressed me with this Town Hall debut. He listened well and promised individual meetings with citizens who had concerns beyond the scope of a single public meeting. Overall, I think the whole panel did a good job of responding to citizen questions and complaints.
I took some video of the event, and I’ll try to put some clips online over the next few days. It was my first time videotaping such an event, so I’ll probably have to hunt around for usable clips. Bear with me; I think some important things were said.