Riverhead Town Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith kicked off a listening tour Monday evening at the Senior Center in Aquebogue.
No issue was off-limits at the informal style meeting where for two hours, the supervisor discussed everything from the future of downtown Riverhead, the $40 million EPCAL sale and traffic woes, to individual neighborhood issues such as infrastructure (lighting, sidewalks, etc) in need of repair.
Two dozen people attended the first of three stops on the listening tour, which the supervisor said are part of her overall goal to increase transparency at town hall and increase face-to-face communication with constituents.
“Not everybody’s comfortable coming to town hall or addressing [the board] at the podium,” during a meeting, Ms. Jens-Smith said.
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