Friday, 12 March 2010 00:00
Westbury Mayor Peter Cavallaro announced that he is instituting regular “Meet the Mayor” office hours at Westbury Village Hall, starting on March 11.
In making the announcement, Mayor Cavallaro said, “The job of mayor is really a 24 hours a day, seven days a week job, and I am on call at all times. I am always available to meet with residents or others at their convenience. However, I think it is useful to our residents for the mayor to have a certain number of fixed office hours at village hall during convenient times so that residents can come in without having to make an appointment, to meet with me about a particular question or problem that they have.”
Cavallaro said that, when elected, he promised to establish office hours and to make village government more accessible to residents. “I have tried to make what we do in the village as transparent as possible. In the past year, we implemented a blast email system to inform residents of things that are going on, and we initiated a code enforcement hotline to make resident communication with us easier and more convenient. However, nothing can replace face-to-face contact between residents and elected officials to make sure problems can be addressed as quickly as possible,” he said. “That is the reason that these office hours are important. Anyone can come and meet with me at those times without the need to make an appointment.”
The “Meet the Mayor” hours, starting March 11 will be held on the first and third Thursdays of each month from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and on the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.