April 10 marked the 100th day North Little Rock Mayor Joe Smith was sworn into office. Smith said it has been a very busy start to his administration.
“I wanted to let you know about a few of the many projects we are working on,” said Smith.”It’s been a very fast-paced 100 days since I took office and I feel great about what we have done and where we are headed thanks to smart partnerships and a dedicated City Council.”
Following the Christmas Day snowstorm, the city reviewed and updated its crisis response plans.
“We discovered that most of the phone numbers that called in about electric outages were not numbers in our system,” Smith said.
Smith said city electric customers should provide current phone numbers to the utility company.
“If you haven’t updated your contact info with the North Little Rock Electric Department, do it now by calling 501-975-8888 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org,” said Smith.
Smith said the city is increasing cross training of its employees to provide for flexibility in the 800 members-plus city work force.
“Cost savings in our day-to-day operations through efficiency changes ensure we are being good stewards of taxpayer dollars,” Smith said.
Smith said his office continues to develop a good working relationship with the North Little Rock School District.
“The School District is one of our most important partners and I have worked hard to ensure that partnership grows stronger everyday,” said the mayor.
A new city communication department is helping the city engage with residents in new and better ways.
“We want to have conversations, not just talk to you,” said Smith.