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City Hall at LACS

Svante Myrick in conversation with Jeff Stein (in black), the person behind "Ithaca Voice," and a city hall intern.

Svante Myrick in conversation with Jeff Stein (in black), the person behind “Ithaca Voice,” and a city hall intern.

The first “City Hall in Your Neighborhood” on West Hill was held tonight, March 26, in the gymnasium of the Lehman Alternative Community School. Representatives from about 1o city departments showed up — planning, city attorney, fire, police, DPW, etc — with representatives ready to talk about their work, the city, and anything else on the minds of West Hill residents. I had some great chats with several of them, and Mayor Svante Myrick was there, ready to spend time with people.

The best thing, from my perspective, about the evening was the relaxed comfort with which everyone was interacting. The not-so-good thing was that so few of West Hill’s residents¬†came to take part. I ¬†hope that the city hall folks won’t write us off; I hope they’ll come back to offer us this kind of access again. And, I hope that when they do, the LACS gym will be crowded to capacity.


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