First City Chat to Take Place on Friday, April 24
ROCHESTER — City Manager Blaine Cox and Mayor Caroline McCarley would like to invite residents to participate in the new virtual question and answer sessions that will be held weekly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
City Chat sessions will allow residents to ask any questions they have about city services while city buildings are closed to the public and staff are working remotely to ensure continuity of operations.
The first City Chat will be held Friday, April 24 at 3 p.m. and will be hosted by City Manager Cox and Mayor McCarley. Other city staff will be in attendance to answer any specific questions about their respective departments.
Residents are invited to send in questions ahead of time by either calling 603-332-1167 anytime before noon on Friday or emailing [email protected] before 1 p.m. on Friday.
“We are looking forward to hosting these weekly conversations to answer any questions residents may have during this unique time,” City Manager Cox said. “These sessions will allow us to share important updates and information for Rochester residents, and receive feedback on city operations to ensure we are providing residents with what they need.”
“With the situation surrounding COVID-19 rapidly evolving, this call is just one way we are working to keep residents informed and share new information as it becomes available,” Mayor McCarley said. “I hope residents will send in their questions and listen in on the call so that we can continue to successfully navigate this unprecedented situation together.
To listen to the live City Chat, residents can call 1-857-444-0744 and use the conference code 843095. At this time, there will not be any video broadcast or any live public comments/interaction. However, the hope is to include those features in the future broadcasts.
City Chats will be broadcast live on Cable Channel 26 for Atlantic Broadband customers, and stream live on the City’s website at www.RochesterNH.net.
Information about future calls, which will be held on Fridays at 3 p.m., will be posted on the city’s website.