Dunwoody city officials are planning a series of quarterly “town hall style” meetings in 2014 to hear residents’ concerns.

Mayor Mike Davis said meetings will be held in each of the city’s three election districts and led by the City Council members from the host district. The initial meeting would be led by the mayor, he said.

A memorandum from Davis describing the meetings said they would be “highly structured and based on an inclusive meeting model which captures and fosters ongoing community dialogue and participation.”

“We’re learning as we go,” Davis told council members at their Oct. 14 meeting.

Last summer, residents proposed the Dunwoody Charter Commission recommend putting a requirement in the city charter that city officials hold similar “town hall style” meetings. Residents packed several of the commission’s meetings to suggest changes to the city.

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