Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer has seen and heard both sides of the conversation in regards to  the proposed new toter program that has been proposed to the City Council. Now, as the Doobie Brothers once famously said, Mayor Tyer is "Takin' it to the Streets" to share what the proposal what mean to you, the residents, and the potential impact it will have.

"I will be hosting several neighborhood meetings to discuss the proposed toter initiative for the City of Pittsfield," Tyer said on Thursday. "I, along with other city officials, will be on hand to discuss the program, including the benefits for you and the city overall. We’ll also be answering your questions."

Mayor Tyer also said that samples of the proposed toters will be on hand for these meetings so residents can try them out for themselves. If you can't make the meetings, those sample toters will also be available at City Hall.

The schedule for the public meetings are:

- 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, Morningside Community School, 100 Burbank St.

- 1:30-3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, Ralph J. Froio Senior Center, 330 North St.

- 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, Conte Community School, 200 West Union St.

- 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, Herberg Middle School, 501 Pomeroy Ave.

On top of that, Mayor Tyer will join Slater & Marjo Friday morning at 7 a.m. to discuss the toter program and other happenings in the City. For those who want to cast your vote on the proposed toter program on our Question of the Week poll, you can do so right here. (until Friday at 6:45 a.m.)