by Bob Dumas
LEWISBORO, N.Y. – State Senator Greg Ball has gone mobile.
Ball has created what he calls his “mobile office,” where he will travel to the various municipalities within his 40th Senate District and set up shop for a few hours in order to meet with constituents one on one to hear their ideas and concerns.
The first mobile office kicked off Wednesday afternoon at the Lewisboro Town Hall, where Ball made himself available from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. First in line to meet the senator was South Salem resident Malcolm Brown who spent nearly half an hour with Ball discussing the MTA payroll tax and drainage issues he’s been having on his street, a state-owned road, due to excavation.
“What I’m trying to do is be accessible at various hours in various communities,” Ball said. “Senior citizens and business owners can’t always make it to our offices, especially up in Albany.”
Ball said he wants to reach out to the broadest range of citizens so he’ll mix up the hours for his mobile offices. The next one will be held in Buchanan next Wednesday. He’ll return to Lewisboro again, but at a different time and different day of the week. It may include evening hours so people who work during the day will have a chance to meet with him.
Ball said he encourages residents to call their neighbors, bring their friends, and come out with questions or concerns the next time he’s in town with his mobile office. (ARTICLE)