The New Bedford City Council will soon be taking one of their committee meetings out on the road to better connect with constituents.

Beginning next month, the Committee on Public Safety and Neighborhoods will hold their meetings in collaboration with Neighborhoods United.

Committee Chair and Councilor at Large Debora Coelho expects this new style to continue over the course of the new year.

"I think the idea this year is really to try and bring most of it out on the road," Coelho said.

The committee's official meetings will be held throughout the city and allow time for public input.

"It's going to be run the same way as a committee meeting except we're bringing it to the public," Coelho said. "It makes it easier and more comfortable for the public that we go to them rather than them come to us."

The idea follows Council President Linda Morad's commitment to get the community more involved with city government. These types of less-formal settings should allow for more participation.

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