Cherry Hill mayor on the road

The mayor of a South Jersey town is taking a series of road trips over the summer. And he’s not headed to the shore.

Cherry Hill Mayor Bernie Platt is setting up shop everywhere from a library to a restaurant to a deli. Dan Keashen, his chief of staff, said the reason is to bring government directly to the people.

“What the mayor decided to do was to go out into the neighborhoods and pick a comfortable place where residents gather and talk to them on their terms, on their turf,” Keashen said.

He said the mayor is trying it out for a few weeks.

“He genuinely wants to hear what people think and what they are saying,” said Keashen. “We are going to try to do it once a week through the end of the summer. If it works, we will continue it through the fall.”

Times and locations of the availabilities will be posted on the Cherry Hill township website and also on their social media pages.

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