Councilors to hold open office hours April 12

City Council Members Mary Fortier and Ellen Zoppo-Sassu from District 3 and Calvin Brown from District 1 will host open office hours for constituents on Saturday afternoon, April 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St. They will have information on the proposed city budget available, as well as other initiatives. Members of the public who have questions or would like to express their opinion on local issues are encouraged to drop in at any point during those hours to talk.
“We hope to answer questions or provide information on any questions people may have,” stated Fortier in a press release from the three councilors. “Among the three of us, we cover many of the committees and commissions and look forward to sharing that information.”
“With the three of us working out of town, we wanted to make sure we are accessible to constituents, especially now, as next year’s budget is being constructed,” stated Brown in the release. “We hope that people will take a few minutes to stop by and let us know what they think about some of the issues that are being considered, and what’s important to them.”
“Code enforcement has been a big issue in many neighborhoods across the city and I am going to have a ‘Who to Call List’ available to anyone who would like to become involved in directing specific complaints to enforcement officials,” said Ellen Zoppo-Sassu, who chairs the Code Enforcement Committee, in the release.
The Bristol Historical Society re-opens for the spring season that day after its winter closure, and will be open 12 to 4 pm. Admission to the Society exhibits as well as the galleries maintained by the Bristol Sports Hall and Fame and the Memorial Military Museum are free and open to the public.