Nearly 20 civic and community group presidents crowded the conference room at Councilmember Paul Vallone’s district office for the first of many roundtable meetings the councilmember plans on hosting. The meeting was primarily introductory and provided a forum for all the presidents to meet each other and briefly discuss the issues affecting their respective associations and communities.
“I’m thrilled with the success of this week’s meeting,” said Vallone. “I believe that bringing all our civic leaders to the table together will provide the combined knowledge and experience to tackle any issue. I hope these meetings will provide for greater coordination and communication among the civic associations in my district so that they remain abreast of the developments in my office and have their voices and concerns heard.”
Among the issues discussed were: Department of Transportation concerns regarding truck and bus traffic, road maintenance, upcoming and ongoing capital initiatives, participatory budgeting, small business issues and property tax increase concerns.