Alhambra Mayor Gary Yamauchi hosted Sunday his first meet-the-mayor booth at the Farmer's Market on First and Main streets as part of a new initiative to connect with residents.
Yamauchi announced at a September council meeting that this would be one of the projects he will be undertaking in his third time as mayor. "I guarantee you that I will look into your situation and get back to you," said the mayor, who also gave out his personal cell phone number. "Sometimes I can help out, sometimes I cannot. But I will look into it."
Yamauchi was sworn in for his final term as mayor on Aug. 25. During previous years when he was mayor, Yamauchi brought town hall discussion forums and cupcake baking contests to Alhambra in efforts to boost community input and spirt.
Yamauchi said that more than a dozen residents approached him at the Farmer's Market on his first Sunday and shared concerns including the city's industrial area, the new Alhambra Place, and public transportation.
Mayor Gary Yamauchi will host his out reach booth the first Sunday of the month at the Farmer's Market on First and Main streets from 9a.m. – 11a.m.