Llewellyn Jones Hosts Outdoor Office Hours on Sat, August 8

Scotch Plains Gazebo
Councilman Llewellyn Jones Credits: John Mooney

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Councilman Llewellyn Jones hosts an open office meeting at the Gazebo at the Village Green in downtown Scotch Plains on Saturday, August 8, from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

"It was a campaign promise that I made when I first ran," Jones said. "Mayor Malool hosted a coffee hour with residents that seemed to be popular, so I thought I could provide an opportunity for Scotch Plains residents to express their concerns or talk about things that are happening in town.

"I'm offering myself out there. It's an opportunity to have a dialogue in a discussion different from email, which sometimes leads to misinterpretation," Jones explained.

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Jones believes that not everyone wants to get up and speak at a Town Council meeting.

"It is easier to have a back and forth dialogue on the issue in person than through email or while the cameras are rolling. I'd like to get the opinions of people who might not be comfortable speaking publicly," he explained.

"I'm not pushing an agenda or any particular topic. If people have ideas on things they'd like to see improved or if they have a municipal concern, including taxes, they are welcome to discuss those topics."

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