Becomes the Welcome Wagon!
On Tuesday, Mayor Marty Walsh announced a new pilot program to help welcome new residents to the neighborhood. New to the neighborhood? Just reach out to the City of Boston and they’ll connect you with a City Hall To Go staffer to welcome you and give you the scoop on your new ‘hood! See press release below:
BOSTON – Tuesday, February 2, 2016 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced a new pilot City Hall to Go initiative, Boston 1ON1. This program will allow new Boston residents or a resident moving to a new neighborhood the opportunity to meet one on one in their new neighborhood with a staff member from the Mayor’s City Hall to Go team.
“The City of Boston has many great resources available to residents, and through the City Hall to Go truck we are able to bring these services directly to people in the neighborhoods,” said Mayor Walsh. “With the new Boston 1ON1 initiative, our hope is that by having in-person conversations with new residents, we are able to make people feel welcome in their new neighborhood and provide them with the services they need to get acquainted in their new home.”
This meeting will serve as a one stop shop for new residents to take care of their City related business and learn about their new neighborhood.
Examples of the services that can be conducted during the meeting include:
• Applying for a resident parking permit
• Receiving recycling and trash stickers
• Downloading City apps
• Learning about BPS school registration
• Getting a dog license
To sign up for a one on one meeting please visit http://cityhalltogo.weebly.com. Meetings will take place at different locations throughout the City including libraries, community centers and local coffee shops.
About City Hall to Go
For many residents, traveling downtown to City Hall can be a long way to go. Boston is, after all, a city that stretches across nearly 50 square miles. Many people need a personal interaction to get direct services, ask a question or get information, so Boston takes City Hall to them. Some services City Hall to Go offers include, applying for resident parking stickers, paying/appealing parking tickets, paying taxes, and more. You can find the complete list of services as well as the schedule of where City Hall to Go will be, at http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityhalltogo/.