In what appears to be a response to requests from residents for more opportunities for input on the Downtown White Plains Transit District Study, Mayor Tom Roach announced a new component of the public engagement plan last week.
“We will be reaching out directly to the public with a Question of the Week,” the mayor said. “This represents an additional means of public outreach and will complement the public engagement meetings that have already been scheduled.”
The weekly questions can be accessed directly from the White Plains Transit District website (www.wptransitdistrict.com). In addition, anyone who has emailed the city administration through the White Plains Transit District website will receive an email notification whenever a new question is posted to the website.
The questions will also be promoted on the city website (www.cityofwhiteplains.com) and through the City’s Facebook and Twitter pages (FB: City of White Plains, Mayor Thomas M. Roach // Twitter: @cityofwp).
The questions will address all major components of the study, including: traffic, parking, transportation to/from the station, green space, and amenities in the station itself as well as immediately around it. Some questions are designed for a written response while others will ask respondents to check off their answer.
Two community open houses for neighborhoods located within the Downtown White Plains Transit District or which directly border it have been scheduled. The Fisher Hill, Battle Hill, Ferris Avenue Community Open House is scheduled for Monday, April 11; 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Church Street School Cafeteria, 295 Church St., White Plains.
The Downtown and BID Community Open House will be held Monday, April 18; 7 to 8:30 p.m. at New York Power Authority Jaguar Room, 123 Main St., White Plains.
All White Plains residents and business owners are invited to attend these Community Open Houses.
Community Engagement Meetings are scheduled for Wednesday, June 15 and Wednesday, Sept. 28; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Locations to be announced.