(August 16, 2012)  All you need is a phone to attend the City of Frisco’s next Town Hall meeting.   The Town Hall meeting will be held Monday, August 20 at 7 p.m.

Frisco residents should dial 888 – 409 – 5380 to join the Town Hall meeting. Frisco’s registered voters will also receive a phone call Monday night, inviting them to join the meeting.

As always, residents are welcome to attend in person. The meeting will be held in the council chambers of City Hall at the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd.

Staff will brief residents on two major road reconstruction projects involving Stonebrook Parkway, the city’s response to West Nile virus and the proposed budget for the next fiscal year.  Residents will have the opportunity to ask questions in person or by phone. The ‘Q & A’ portion of the meeting will follow staff presentations.

“The telephone Town Hall meeting has been very successful since we started using this format in March of last year,” said Mayor Maher Maso.  “Our council challenged staff to find ways to engage more people in what’s happening around town. Citizen participation has grown. More residents are more informed, which is always one of our priorities.”

In March of 2011, 2,528 people joined the telephone Town Hall meeting. Three ‘telephone’ Town Halls later, 3,791 people joined the meeting in March 2012. Frisco has hosted four meetings with the telephone format since implementing the practice.  In all cases, callers ‘stay on the line’ an average of 8 – 10 minutes.  The number of people who attend ‘in person’ continues to range from 150 – 200 people.

A limited number of Frisco drink tumblers will be given to residents (first come, first served) who attend the meeting in person.

Town Hall meetings last approximately two hours and are typically held three times each year

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