Holding town hall meetings is something of a fad among local governments lately and the City of High Point is not opting out of the trend.

On Tuesday, March 26, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. the city will put on a town hall event for Wards 3 and 4.

 It will be a chance for the residents of those areas – and anyone else who wants to come out – to hear from their representatives and offer feedback.

The meeting will be held in the Morgan Community Room of the High Point Public Library at 901 N. Main St.

The free event is open to the public.

There is currently a lot to talk about in the city, and, at the event, city councilmembers will speak about a number of residents’ concerns.

Promotional material for the town hall meeting states, “This event is an opportunity for residents of wards 3 and 4 to engage with their City Council representatives, Monica Peters and Patrick Harman, and hear from City staff about community development, code enforcement, crime, traffic and transportation and economic development.”

No doubt a number of other issues may arise as well.  The city is continuing its downtown development, taking major steps against homelessness, and the High Point area has been one place where the opioid epidemic has been hitting the hardest in the county for years.

Those who attend will also at least briefly get a report on a lighter cheerier subject. The High Point Public Library will provide an update on its Sensory Garden Project, which is currently under construction.

Guilford County government has also been holding town halls this month – with a focus on the budget.  The next one of those is in High Point, on Monday, March 18 at Sylvia Mendez Newcomers School at 851 Ferndale Blvd. That will run from 6 to 8 p.m. and will be hosted by three county commissioners who represent the High Point area.