Kenney holding five town halls to get feedback from Philly residents

 Jim Kenney holds up a SEPTA token, saying that continuing to use  public transit is one of the ways he will keep in touch with his constituency. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

Jim Kenney holds up a SEPTA token, saying that continuing to use public transit is one of the ways he will keep in touch with his constituency. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

Got a question or concern for Philadelphia Mayor-Elect Jim Kenney? You could have your chance to tell him in person this week.

Starting tonight, Kenney will hold a series of five town hall style meetings in the north, south, west and northeast sections of Philadelphia. 

During a press conference earlier this month, he said the ideas and issues that come out of these meetings will be passed along to members of his large transition team, which will put out a final report in January laying out the Kenney administration’s priorities.

“I think it’s always important that not only are we inclusive of every community and every neighborhood in the city, but that we listen to what people have to say,” Kenney said. “They pay taxes, they live and work in our city and they have something to say and we want to make sure that they’re included.”

All members of the public are invited, but are encouraged to RSVP online at KenneyForPhiladelphia.com. Those who can’t make the meetings in-person can give their input at the same website. 

Here’s the schedule:

Central High School, 1700 W. Olney AvenueMonday, Nov. 30, 2015, 6:00pm – 7:00pm

South Philadelphia High School, 2101 S. Broad StreetTuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, 7:30pm – 8:30pm

School of the Future, 40th & Parkside AvenueWednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Mayfair Community Center, 2990 Saint Vincent StreetThursday, Dec. 3, 2015, 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Strawberry Mansion High School, 3133 Ridge AvenueFriday, Dec. 4, 2015, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

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