Reschenthaler offering appointments with constituents
Will offer appointments in various municipalities instead
In an effort to be more responsive and available to constituents, the staff of state Sen. Guy Reschenthaler (R-37th District), is now offering appointments, rather than manning satellite offices.
“It will be more efficient and effective,” said Reschenthaler, a Jefferson Hills resident who was elected in November to fill the vacant seat held by Matt Smith, who resigned. “We won’t have people waiting and we can come to them.”
Reschenthaler will still have his district office on Castle Shannon Boulevard in Mt. Lebanon, as well as a second office on Beaver Grade Road in Moon Township. But, he will no longer have a physical presence in Peters Township, Sewickley, South Fayette, South Park and Upper St. Clair. Instead, people living in those locations – and soon Jefferson Hills – are being asked to call 412-571-2169 to schedule an appointment to meet with a staff member about any state-related concerns they may have.
For example, constituents living in Peters Township can schedule an appointment and meet with a member of Reschenthaler’s staff at the Peters Township Public Library. It is the same for people living in Upper St. Clair or Sewickley. A staff member will meet them at the Upper St. Clair Library or the Sewickley Library at an agreed upon day and time. In South Fayette and South Park, meetings will take place at the municipal buildings.
“We will be more responsive,” said Stacey Reibach, Reschenthaler’s community outreach coordinator. “This way, we won’t be tying someone up.”
While the cost savings is minimal – it cost $168 a month to rent space in Peters municipal building – Reschenthaler said his office will now have a presence in all communities he represents.
“We will have a presence in the communities at zero cost to the taxpayer,” he said.