Gray campaign announces town hall meetings
Vincent Gray, the presumptive mayor-elect, has scheduled a promised series of eight town hall meetings -- one in each city ward -- leading up to the Nov. 2 general election.
A press release says that Gray, who ran on a platform of uniting the city, will host the two-hour meetings alongside each area's council members and advisory neighborhood commissioners in order "to hear directly from residents about their concerns about District Government and the ways in which they'd like city government to serve them best."
Gray spokeswoman Traci Hughes says the meetings are part of a "listening tour" aimed in no small part at easing the minds of Mayor Adrian Fenty's supporters. "Chairman Gray is the first to acknowledge that there's a lot of Fenty supporters out there," Hughes said. "We've all got a lot of work to do to win over their support."
The schedule after the jump.
Oct. 5, 6:30 p.m.
Community Academy Public Charter School (Ward 5), 1400 First St. NW
Oct. 7, 6 p.m.
St. Columba's Episcopal Church (Ward 3), 4201 Albemarle St. NW
Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m.
Sousa Middle School (Ward 7), 3650 Ely Place SE
Oct. 14, 6:30 p.m.
School Without Walls (Ward 2), 2130 G St. NW
Oct. 19, 6:30 p.m.
Columbia Heights Youth Center (Ward 1), 1480 Girard St. NW
Oct. 21, 7 p.m.
Matthews Memorial Baptist Church (Ward 8), 2616 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE
Oct. 26, 6:30 p.m.
Peoples Congregational Church (Ward 4), 4704 13th St. NW
Oct. 27, 6:30 p.m.
Eastern High School (Ward 6), 1700 East Capitol St. NE