Mayor Farrell Leaves An Open-Door at City Hall
by Peter Gallotta
Mar 03, 2018
Despite its majesty, City Hall can often feel daunting and austere -- even just passing it on the street. But Mayor Farrell is hoping to change that by leaving an open-door to the public. Yesterday, the Mayor launched the first of a series of one-on-one meetings at City Hall to hear directly from San Franciscans about their concerns. In back to back 10-minute meetings, Farrell met with 16 people and heard concerns ranging from family housing and transportation needs to event permitting fees to food poisoning. To manage the level of interest, the Mayor's office has set up a lottery system and residents are contacted if they are selected. A total of 169 people applied online to meet the Mayor, who will continue seeing residents on the first and third Friday of each month.