As one of a number of ways that state Assemblyman Scott Wilk is trying to connect with his constituents, he is holding three “Community Coffees” throughout the Santa Clarita Valley in the next week.
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The meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the Canyon Country Community Center is the second this fall.
Wilk will also be at Telly’s Drive-In in Castaic at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, and at the Agua Dulce Women’s Club at 5:30 p.m. on Monday.
Wilk said he plans for talk for about 15 minutes at the beginning of the meeting before opening it up to “any and all questions.”
He said that he is always looking for ways to reach out to his constituents and that he wants “people to feel empowered by being able to communicate with me directly.”
“I want to be in an informal setting where constituents can come and share with me their concerns and ask any questions they might have about the just-completed legislative session or any future issues that they feel are going to affect California,” he said.
And while Wilk has hosted several town hall meetings in the Santa Clarita in the past, he said he thinks informal “community coffees” might be more effective for the average citizen.
“Townhall meetings get hijacked by special interest groups,” he said.
And Wilk added that “(community coffees are) a non-threatening way for people to interact with me. I have found that townhall meetings are too formal, and not everybody gets to participate.”
To learn more about hosting a Community Coffee or to RSVP please contact Andre Hollings at 661-286-1565.
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Source: Santa Clarita News