By some accounts, people fear public speaking more than death.
So while Duluth Mayor Emily Larson is glad folks who are comfortable getting up in front of a crowd at a City Council meeting are speaking up about their concerns, she wanted to continue another option.
In addition to connecting with different people in different neighborhoods, her "City Hall in the City" listening sessions are giving folks a chance to share concerns in a way that makes them more comfortable.
KUMD's Adam Reinhardt reports.
(This story originally aired August 23. The next listening session will be held this evening at the Norton Park Community Center (81st Avenue and Coleman Street), from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. It's free and open to the public)
More information about the City Hall in the City sessions can be found here.