Virtual Town Hall with Mayor Wharton on Tuesday

The Wharton administration is making the mayor and members of his administration available to the public Tuesday via what it calls a "Virtual Town Hall," whereby citizens go to one of four locations to participate. The idea is that the mayor and his administration can reach more citizens at once using simple technology -- those attending will be able to watch via video conference (we presume on a big giant screen) from those locations and ask questions. One possible benefit to this is that citizens from different areas can get a better idea of the cross-section of concerns that the mayor's office addresses every day.

The event begins at 6 p.m. sharp, according to the release, and the locations are:

  • Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Avenue
  • Orange Mound Community Center, 2572 Park Avenue
  • Bert Ferguson Community Center, 8505 Trinity Road
  • Whitehaven Library, 4120 Millbranch Road
There will be online streaming available for those who cannot make it to those locations, with details to be available later at the City of Memphis website.


Where will he actually be for this Town Hall? Will the public be able to attend in person or is video the only option?

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