“It’s healthy for us to get out of City Hall,” she said.
The meeting marks the second of its kind during Gabel-Luddy’s mayoral term, and was a major goal for her to further engage with the public.
She expects residents to bring up a host of issues, including the condition of city streets and the potential for unlicensed community care facilities in city neighborhoods.
“I’ve talked to residents deeply concerned about potholes,” she said, adding that she has heard from cyclists who fear damaged streets while commuting.
“I’m thinking about how next year, we can budget additional funding for our pavement projects,” Gabel-Luddy said.
At least once, a complaint broached at a town hall meeting resulted in a policy change.
At a meeting in 2012, a woman complained about smoke entering her apartment in the Silver Winds senior complex in the Media Village, located at Magnolia Boulevard and Third Street, prompting the council to make plans to revise the city's smoking ordinance.
“The real purpose of the meeting is to hear what’s on the mind of the community,” Gabel-Luddy said.
For more information about the meeting, call (818) 238-5840.
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