Innovation in Boston with City Hall to Go
THUNDER BAY – An idea from the City of Boston might be something that many communities decide to borrow.
In a media statement, the City of Boston state, “Inspired by food trucks, our bright and friendly mobile City Hall truck is about serving city residents where they live, work and play. City Hall To Go will visit Boston’s neighborhoods throughout the year and offer a select menu of city services directly to constituents. The truck may also be a feature at special events, block parties and street festivals, and provide seasonal services as resident needs shift throughout the year.”
Overall this is an idea that could easily hold merit for a number of departments in the City of Thunder Bay, having a portable office that Thunder Bay Fire Rescue, the Thunder Bay Police Service, Thunder Bay District Social Services, and others could easily implement to make connecting with residents far easier.
Boston is a big city. Geographically, so is Thunder Bay. Going from Current River, or the Neebing ward to City Hall or Victoriaville is a long haul.
Boston says that while the website and City Hall remain a big part of the picture, “For some, travelling downtown to City Hall can be a long way to go. Boston is, after all, a city that stretches across nearly fifty square miles. Many people need a personal interaction to get direct services, ask a question or get information, so Boston is taking City Hall to them.”