Brooklyn Park Wraps Up “City Hall on the Go”
Brooklyn Park took city services out to local parks this summer in a program called “City Hall on the Go.” Staff members say they heard some common concerns about licensed solicitors and street repairs. The summer outreach program wrapped up Thursday night at Norwood Park.
What City Officials Heard:
“People are also surprised to realize, or find out, that we offer a home premises survey, which is like a security survey of your home. It’s a free service,” said Terry Dehmer, crime prevention specialist with the Brooklyn Park Police Department.
“I didn’t know that you licensed people knock door to door. So those are common questions that we get,” said Josie Thao with Brooklyn Park Community Development.
“When are you going to fix my street? And then we take a look at the map and show them that we have a plan. Every seven years we focus on one of our seven street maintenance districts and we can tell them what year we’re going to be there to fix their street,” said Dan Ruiz with Brooklyn Park Operations and Maintenance.
“Right now our biggest topic is chickens, pigs and goats. So it’ll be on the council soon,” said Pang Yang with Brooklyn Park Community Development.
Yang says an unofficial survey taken about allowing chickens, pigs and goats was split about even.
The City Hall on the Go program served to bring awareness of city services.