Del. David Bulova (D-37, center right) meets with constituents following the town hall meeting Jan. 31.
Photo courtesy of Del. David Bulova (D-37).
Over 100 constituents and community members attended the annual joint town hall meeting held Jan. 31 by Del. David Bulova (D-37) and State Sen. Chap Petersen (D-34).
Presentations by both elected officials were followed by an hour-long question-and-answer session.
“The nice thing about my district is there will always be good questions,” said Bulova. “People tend to pay attention. A lot will come, having heard or seen things, and want to follow up with that.”
Both Bulova and Petersen used the opportunity to discuss the legislation they’re continuing to work on at the current General Assembly session.
In an interview following the meeting, Bulova highlighted his bills related to new parents getting the most current information on safe sleep environments, helping homeowners’ associations with best practices for declarations and creating a Virginia solar energy development authority.
Petersen also addressed his bills including data collection from license plate readers, how a small business is defined and ethics reform.
“Some people do telephone town halls, or Facebook,” said Petersen. “I find it the most useful getting real time feedback, talking face to face. People can walk in and disagree pretty vehemently. And I welcome that.”