Mayor Williams holds 4th town hall meeting

By Joe Irizarry 12:37am, April 5, 2013 - Updated 3:09pm, April 5, 2013
WDEL's Joe Irizarry talks with Harmon Carey, Pres. of the Afro-American Historical Society and Mayor Williams.
After four town hall meetings in the city, Mayor Williams has a pretty good idea what he plans to do next.

WDEL's Joe Irizarry reports.

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Williams was pleased with the overall turnout of the town hall meetings. The mayor heard plenty of questions about public works, licenses and inspections and of course crime.

Williams says the next step from these town hall meetings for him is dealing with crime in the city.

"I'm still working on our crime problem, and we'll get there. Eventually we'll be back again in the latter part of the spring or late summer for some more town hall meetings. We're putting together our police deployment plan together now for the summer. That's our major task right now before the weather gets warm."

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Executive Director of the Afro-American Historical Society, Harmon Carey says the meetings were a good way for the administration and residents to have an open dialogue.

"The reaching out that the mayor is doing in terms of having these town hall meetings in various neighborhoods is a positive step to close the communications gap."

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The residents at the Walnut Street YMCA at Thursday night's meeting hope Mayor Williams sticks to his word and holds more town hall meetings in the future.

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