Duluth’s Mayor Larson holds informal one-on-one meetings with indigenous, homeless, LGBTQ, youth, poor, and otherwise disenfranchised community members as a way to have dialogues about their needs. “It is really just intended to say, you know ‘What’s it like for you to live in this city? What feels safe? What doesn’t feel safe? What’s working? What’s not working?’”, says Mayor Larson. The press is not invited. Instead, the word is spread through community leaders and the meetings are held in spaces that are comfortable and easy to access for those communities.