Get to Know Your City at Somerville ResiStat Community Meetings

Make your voice heard at Somerville City Hall by attending an upcoming ResiStat meeting.

Make your voice heard at Somerville City Hall by attending an upcoming ResiStat meeting. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

ResiStat is Somerville’s program to quantify the issues facing the City and to make that data easily accessible to the public. Twice a year, the City of Somerville hosts a series of community meetings in each ward (find your ward here, courtesy of ResiStat), bringing neighbors together with Aldermen, the Mayor, and City officials to discuss concerns and find solutions. For my constituents in Wards 1 and 2, the meetings will take place at:

 

  • Ward 1 (East Somerville, Assembly Square, Inner Belt ): Tuesday, October 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the East Somerville Community School auditorium (115 Pearl St.)

 

  • Ward 2 (Union Square South, Somerville Ave. & Beacon St. areas, and the Lincoln Park and Perry Park areas): Tuesday, October 29,  6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Argenziano School cafeteria (290 Washington St.)

 

To help guide these meetings, ResiStat is asking Somervillians to complete a short survey. The survey allows you to suggest topics for the meeting, to list what you like about your neighborhood, and to describe your vision for your neighborhood’s future. East Somerville residents participated in a similar survey earlier this year, but I know we can field a larger number of responses this time around.

Even if you’re unable to attend one of the community meetings, ResiStat still offers Somervillians a one-stop reference shop for information about the City’s budget, its efforts to promote community health and well-being, and traffic around the city. You can also sign up for free email alerts about what’s going on in your neighborhood. I hope you’ll take this opportunity to contribute to make Somerville an even better place to live, work, and play.

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