Coffee and conversation were on the agenda for Topeka's city manager Thursday.
Norton Bonaparte started his day at Kaner's Coffee holding another of his "Meet the Manager" sessions. It's a time when everyone's invited to let him know what's on their mind and any areas they'd like to see the city do something about.
Mahin Stanley was among those sitting down for a one-on-one chat. The former social worker says she's concerned for Topeka's children and how we treat them. She says they should be in school and involved in activites, not on the streets getting into trouble. She says they shouldn't be going to jail when they "have the potential to be engineers and doctors."
Other people came out to discuss City Council decisions involving the police helicopter and city software purchases.
Bonaparte says he enjoys the sessions because it's an informal setting, not a meeting. He says he welcomes the chance to hear concerns and get people's ideas. He says it's also a chance for him to give people information on issues that they might not have heard elsewhere.
Bonaparte's next "Meet the Manager" date is 7:30 to 8:30 am May 16th at Nib's House of Coffee, 2525 N. Topeka Boulevard.