Councilman Kling’s town hall meetings tradition continues on after more than two decades

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-- It’s actually a very simple idea. Bring city hall to the people.

Huntsville City Councilman from District Four Bill Kling has been hosting town halls for more than 20 years, and every meeting brings surprises.

Once a month, meeting room A inside the Huntsville library is occupied.

"It is just the fact I am here for those who have a problem, they want to sit down away from city hall and it is very informal," Bill Kling says.

Kling's town hall meeting Monday night attracted a crowd of only three, but the small showing does not matter to Kling.

"I learn a lot of very good information from folks like these two folks here, gives me good perspective so it`s a very good two-way street," Kling added.

City government is all about relationships, and inside the cozy conference room Kling is confident his best ones have been formed.

Councilman Kling is up for re-election in August. He faces challenger Jackie Reed for the seat.