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    Commissioners Reach More Than 7,000 Citizens Through Telephone Town Hall

    As the Jefferson County Commissioners begin the annual preparation of the county budget, they are looking for feedback from residents.

    They want to know which county services are most important to residents. In an effort to reach out to more citizens than a traditional town hall meeting attracts, the commissioners hosted a telephone town hall on Sept. 25, from 7 -8 p.m. Citizens were able to provide valuable feedback, ask questions or just listen in over the phone.

    Calls were placed to 50,000 randomly selected phone numbers of unincorporated residents. But the meeting was not limited to just those who were called. Anyone was able to call in. There were 7,038 attendees that stayed on the line for an average of 10 minutes each.

    The commissioners not only heard great questions about county services, but also received comments from citizens on the ease of accessibility to the commissioners since they were able to attend a town hall without leaving home.

    September 27, 2012

    Last Updated: 7-3-2013