York City Hall comes to the east end

Sean Philip Cotter

A "city hall for a day" event will be held in York City's east end next week.

Many of the services people normally have to trek down to York City Hall for will be available from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at the United Way of York County building, 800 E. King St., according to a release from the city.

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During the event, several heads of city departments — such as those of the police, fire, public works and permits, planning and zoning — will be on hand to answer questions and direct people toward the services they need, according to the city. The city officials will have brochures and some hygiene and other items available for free, the release states.

York City Hall's everyday location is 101 S. George St.

Mayor Kim Bracey first introduced the idea of a traveling administration in her annual State of the City address April 27 at Hannah Penn K-8.

West end holds 'city hall for a day'

In that speech, she talked about "bringing city hall to the communities." She said then that she plans to hold events around town that bring the services of City Hall to different neighborhoods of York City.

She held the first of the scheduled four in the city's west end June 21, inside the old Gus' Bar that will soon be a community policing substation. A dozen city officials from the police, fire, economic development and other departments turned out, but only a few citizens showed up.

One was planned to be held in Albemarle Park in the city's east end in July, but it was canceled when thunderstorms rolled through. Another was held in the Avenues neighborhood in August.

— Sean Cotter covers York City for The York Dispatch. Contact him atscotter@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at@SPCotterYD.

Bracey takes city hall on the road