“It’s an informal opportunity to talk with Paige about any items of interest involving the city,” Paige said in an e-mail.
Paige, who was appointed to the District 3 City Council seat after former Councilman Jerry Heimlicher resigned, is running for election in April, possibly as a mayoral candidate.
When asked whether politics played a factor in his decision to hold town hall meetings, including why he didn’t hold them before, Paige said he wasn’t doing it with the election in mind.
“You’re reading too much into this,” he said in an e-mail.
“I’m about to mark a year on Council, a lot is going on, including budget season, and I want to get some feedback from folks around the district. If they want to give me some feedback on how I’m doing, that’s fine too,” he said.
Paige said he enjoys interacting with the public.
“I attend a lot of meetings, but not many that are just free-wheeling forums in which wide-ranging discussions take place. I think it would be good for me, and good for my constituents. I really had forgotten that I could hold town halls until Darryl (Glenn) did his. I invited Randy Purvis to sit in on the Westside Center meeting, and he said he’ll join me,” he said.
All the meetings will be from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
Scheduled meetings include:
Wednesday, October 13th
Westside Community Center
1628 West Bijou Street in Old Colorado City
Wednesday, October 20th
Cheyenne Mountain Library Community Room
1785 8th Street
Wednesday, October 27th
Hillside Community Center
925 South Institute Street
Wednesday, November 3rd
Colorado Springs City Hall
Pikes Peak Conference Room (2nd Floor)
107 N. Nevada Ave