SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Congressman Salud Carbajal held sidewalk "office hours" at the Camino Real Marketplace in Goleta Sunday afternoon.
Carbajal says it gives him a chance to interact with his constituents and listen to their concerns and answer questions.
"This is probably one of the greatest things about my job, is to be able to be interacting with all my constituents. Hearing them first hand, what's on their mind, what issues are priorities for them and what they think I should be focusing my energy on," said Carbajal.
While at "office hours" the congressman listened to concerns ranging from Veteran Affairs to central coast issues.
"I am working as hard as I can," Carbajal said. "I want to be a good listener and I want to represent them as best as I can in Washington and represent the priorities and values of the central coast."
Goleta resident Daalia Reynolds and her two kids greeted the congressman and thanked him for his service to the central coast.
"It's terrific, it's really great to see him out here in the community, meeting people, making himself available to talk to us and answer questions and be apart of the community," said Reynolds.
Carbajal said he has sponsored and co-sponsored over fifty bills. Twenty to twenty-three of those bills have been in a bi-partisian fashion. "They run the entire gambit from education to veteran health care to protecting our coast from future off-shore oil developments. Making sure all the issues and priorities here on the central coast are translated into legislation in Washington," said Carbajal.
Carbajal will hold a Town Hall Meeting on Monday, April 17 at 6 p.m. at University of California Santa Barbara's campus.
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