The New York-Connecticut Sustainable Communities Consortium will hold a town hall meeting this evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mount Vernon City Hall, at 1 Roosevelt Square.
This will be the seventh in a series of meetings in which the organization seeks input from the public about ways to improve the region’s economy, housing, transportation and environment. Mayors from Mount Vernon, New Rochelle and Yonkers have all been invited, as have planning experts.
The consortium is a partnership among the federal government and 17 cities, counties and organizations in New York and Connecticut. It is funded with a $3.5 million grant from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.
According to a news release from the consortium, its goal is to “reposition the New York-Connecticut region to fully harness its innovation capabilities in a competitive global environment, build on its strong foundation of energy efficiency and become as equitable as it is efficient.”