SOUTH BEND, Ind. - South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg met with city residents at December's Mayor’s Night Out.
The mayor used five minute, one-on-one discussions to give residents an opportunity to share their ideas and concerns.
The events encourage residents to speak directly with the mayor, common council members and other department heads.
The event at Lincoln Primary was open to all community members and it seems to be working.
“A lot of times the issue is very close to home for people,” said Buttigieg. “Maybe there's something going on in their neighborhood or maybe a code issue they'd like me to know about or a concern about something happening on their street. The best of course is when we're able to solve the problem right there. One of the reasons I bring all of the representatives of all the different departments here is if there is a very specific concern or question we can try to resolve that the same night."
Department heads were also available to discuss information on future and current projects in the South Bend area.