Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Lexington’s Telephone Town Hall today aims to find local solutions to national problems
Mayor Jim Gray has invited Lexington citizens to join him for a Telephone Town Hall … sort of a party line in cyberspace … from 6:30-7:30 p.m. today.
Citizens can join the conversation by signing up here before 1 p.m. During the call, lines will be open for questions and suggestions.
“The Telephone Town Hall will kick off our search for the best ideas for Lexington. It’s all part of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Mayor’s Challenge,” Gray said. “Through Bloomberg’s foundation, he’s searching for innovative local solutions to national problems. Bloomberg created the Mayors Challenge to celebrate creative problem solving and innovation that’s happening in cities from coast to coast.”
The best five “greatest potential” ideas from cities across America will win funding from Bloomberg, along with national recognition. One project will win $5 million. Four others will win $1 million each.
“The prize money would be great, but any way you look at the Mayor’s Challenge, it’s a win-win for Lexington,” Gray said. “We’ll gather good ideas that represent opportunity and challenge. We’ll encourage the spirit of continuous improvement and take another step forward in our work to Build a Great American City.”
Citizens are invited to submit ideas by Aug. 1 through the city’s “What is your $5 million idea?” website. Click . You’ll also find more information on the site. Or you’re welcome to use the application form on the website and mail your idea to Mayor’s Challenge, City Hall, 200 E. Main St., Lexington 40507.