QUEENS — City Hall is moving to Queens.
As part of his "City Hall in Your Borough" initiative, mayor Bill de Blasio and his staff, including deputy mayors and senior administration officials, will work out of a satellite office inside Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens for a week this July where he will share space with Borough President Melinda Katz in order “to focus on the borough’s people and their concerns,” his office said.
During his stay, from July 17 to 21, de Blasio will participate in a cabinet meeting, resource fair, town hall and other events throughout the borough, although specific venues and dates have not yet been announced, Jessica Ramos, a spokeswoman for the mayor, said Wednesday.
This will be the initiative’s third stop, following Staten Island and The Bronx.
“As we move City Hall from borough to borough, we hope to continue building a closer relationship between New Yorkers and their city government,” de Blasio said in a statement. “In Queens, we will continue focusing city resources on the borough’s most pressing needs.”
July 17th – 21st is going to be all about Queens. City Hall in Your Borough is coming to the World's Borough. pic.twitter.com/TVBRwfaCc5— Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) June 26, 2017
First Lady Chirlane McCray will also host a series of events in the borough, according to the mayor's office.
Katz said that Queens welcomes "the opportunity to engage on the needs and challenges unique to the World's Borough."
“With 2.3 million residents, there will be much ground to cover for the families of Queens," she added.