Walking Town Hall Held

Walking Town Hall Held

Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft, center, facing camera, hosted a first-ever event for Alameda: a walking town hall meeting last Sunday in Jean Sweeney Park. Ashcraft said she got the idea from a mayor in Alexandria, Va., who hosts “running town halls.” Ashcraft decided the walking version was more her speed, and used the opportunity to speak about topics impacting Alamedans: traffic, pedestrian safety, climate change, rent control, homelessness and more. The small group of Alamedans in attendence included Alameda Sun columnist, Rudy the Dog (and owner John Platt).