On Thursday, West Roxbury's City Councilor Matt O’Malley will lead his 3rd annual Town Hall-style meeting at the West Roxbury Library.
"It’s a great opportunity to check in and talk about what we’re working on, and hear what people think we should be working on," O'Malley told West Roxbury Patch. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m., and is open to the public.
The District 6 City Councilor said Billings Field's playground will be renovated, and recent public meetings have engaged residents on what they would like at one of the most popular spots in West Roxbury. He also said he is working to secure funding for improvements to the Beethoven School playground on Washington Street.
O'Malley said he will recap the last year of his work including topics such as redistricting, the Truman Rally, and an update on the Irish Social Club of Boston's success.
"As well as the water fountain filling station initiative and some ideas we’ve had with that," said O'Malley. "And I'm offering a gift from me to all attendees, which will remain a secret, but it’s something along with a water filling station, but I will leave it at that."
O'Malley said 2012 saw a "real bumper crop of new businesses" and he creditedoutgoing West Roxbury Main Streets (WRMS) Executive Director Kara O'Connorand the WRMS Board with bringing "diverse and delicious businesses to the neighborhood."
Delicious businesses such as LeanWorks, the Red-Eyed Pig, Banh Mi Ngon, Los Amigos, Marino's Market Deli and BakerBaker - which O'Malley said were all "detrimental to his diet."
Other topics that will be discussed included the Casey Overpass construction project in Jamaica Plain, crime, and of course, snowstorms, said O'Malley.
"And really just hear from constituents. Your vote is a hiring decision. I see these town hall meetings and my office hours as ways for me to be accountable to have a job evaluation from my boss – the people of District 6. We're going to talk about what we accomplished this year, hope to accomplish and solicit ideas and feedback for other areas of concern."