NEW YORK CITY — The mayor will take City Hall on the road to all five borough this year, starting with Staten Island.
Mayor Bill de Blasio launched the "City Hall in Your Borough" initiative where he and senior staff will work out of a satellite office for a week in each of the boroughs by the end of the year, the New York Daily News first reported.
"We know City Hall can seem far away from many corners of our city," Jessica Ramos, spokeswoman for the mayor, said in a statement to DNAinfo.
"City Hall in Your Borough will allow the Administration to be on the ground in each borough, communicating directly with community leaders and residents in their neighborhoods."
The initiative will kick off on Staten Island where de Blasio will share space at Staten Island Borough Hall with Borough President James Oddo from April 9 to 13, Ramos said.
As part of his week-long sojourn to the forgotten borough, de Blasio will meet with residents and local groups, visit houses of worship, host events around the borough and a town hall meeting, according to Ramos.
First Lady Chirlane McCray will also host a series of events in the borough related to her mental health initiative, Thrive NYC.
De Blasio plans to make trips to the other boroughs this year, host similar events and work out of their borough halls. He'll also take the program to Uptown Manhattan, the News reported.
Ramos did not say when the de Blasio's trips to Brooklyn, Queens and The Bronx would be scheduled.