A ‘telephone town hall’ opportunity comes to Lexington residents this evening. It’s being billed as kind of a ‘party line in cyberspace.’ Citizens can join in the conversation by signing up at the telephone town hall web site before one p.m. today. During the call, lines will be open for questions and suggestions. The telephone town hall tonight launches the city’s search for the best ideas for Lexington. Lexington Mayor Jim Gray says it’s all part of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Mayor Challenge.
Bloomberg created the Mayors Challenge to recognize creative problem solving and innovation that happening in cities across the country. The best five ‘greatest potential’ ideas from cities will win funding from Bloomberg. One project will win five million dollars. Four others will earn one million dollar apiece.