In stark contrast to the reclusive style demonstrated by Northampton County Executive John Brown, Bethlehem Mayor Bob Donchez will hold his second open-door meeting on March 10, 2014, so residents of the city can meet with him one-on-one.
“It is my belief that government should be accessible, open and responsive to the concerns of its constituents. My open door policy gives
The Mayor will open his door to the public on the second Monday of each month, beginning from 9:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 1-3 p.m. The discussions will be 15 minutes in length and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Doors will open up at 9:00 a.m. and interested individuals will be asked to sign in and wait in the 2nd Floor Lobby until their allotted time. Residents may only sign-in once per month, and are invited to return each month if they wish.
Democracy dies behind closed doors. Executive John Brown, after two months in office, has yet to define his transparency policy and regularly avoids the press.