Charlotte Mayor Launches “Tim Talks”

Press Release
June 7, 2017
For Immediate Release

Charlotte Mayor Tim Lewis has announced a new video initiative to discuss local issues with area residents. The first installment of “Tim Talks” will air live from the Mayor’s office on Tuesday, June 13 at 6:00 p.m. on the City’s Facebook page.

“Social media offer additional avenues to communicate about City government using tools already familiar to many residents,” Lewis said. “‘Tim Talks’ is a convenient way for me to open my office to more people.”

The June 13 episode will be 15 minutes long and focus on issues such as the budget, streets and a proposed charter amendment. Viewers will be encouraged to submit questions to be answered during the program.  Future installments are planned to air monthly.

“Using Facebook Live to interact with citizens is a logical extension of our efforts to increase transparency,” Mayor Lewis said. “It provides a new way to inform citizens and to have a two-way conversation with them.”

“Tim Talks” is not the Mayor’s first Facebook Live event. His State of the City address to the Charlotte Rotary Club on April 4 used this technology. That video has received more than 1100 views to date.

Those interested in watching “Tim Talks” will find a link to the City’s Facebook page on charlottemi.org or they can go directly to facebook.com/CityCharlotteMI. The video will remain on Facebook for viewing after it initially airs.

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