City Hall is launching a new program it hopes will help Bostonians cross off their relocation to-do lists.
The Mayor’s Office on Tuesday announced it’s rolling out a pilot program called Boston 1ON1, aimed at new residents and people moving from one home in the city to another. It lets users book an on-demand sit-down with a city staffer close to home, according to a news release.
The meet-ups will take place in spaces like “libraries, community centers and local coffee shops,” the release said.
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During the meetings, movers can apply for a resident parking permit, pick up recycling and trash stickers, download city apps, learn about school registration and get a dog license. They can also ask about things like where to go during a parking ban or the rules and timing for trash-pickup.
It’s a new, more intimate spin on the City Hall To Go truck the city has been dispatching to Boston neighborhoods since the late Mayor Tom Menino launched the program in 2012, Mayor Marty Walsh said in the release.
"The City of Boston has many great resources available to residents, and through the City Hall to Go truck we are able to bring these services directly to people in the neighborhoods," Walsh said in a statement. “With the new Boston 1ON1 initiative, our hope is that by having in-person conversations with new residents, we are able to make people feel welcome in their new neighborhood and provide them with the services they need to get acquainted in their new home.”