Translated by Cara Steenstra
News released by Government Information Services
Release Date: 2006-2-20
On the morning of February 20th, at the 116th Managers' Report Meeting, Taichung City Mayor Jason Hu read out a thank you letter from a citizen from outside of Taichung.
A citizen from Dan Shui of Taipei County traveled to Taichung on the third day of the Chinese New Year with his family of eight. They had a great time along the way, and only arrived in Taichung around 11pm. They discovered that all motels were fully booked, and in desperation, they sought help from the DaDun Branch Police Station. Unexpectedly, after explaining their situation, the police responded by providing them with all the necessary information on all the inns, hotels and motels. And after about an hour’s effort, they finally found somewhere for this family of eight to stay the night. The police also made a map for them so they could quickly find their way. And this family were very thankful for the assistance they received from the police.
Another citizen had his car stolen, along with his cell phone and cash. With only his credit cards left and feeling very exasperated, he finally decided to report the theft to the police. The police visited him at his house immediately. Not only did the police express concern over his loss, they also gave him some hints on how to prevent theft in the future. He was grateful for this and it also helped his understand the stresses that the police face in the society nowadays.
Mayor Hu thinks that by giving warmth and trust to the community, many people will work harder towards servicing the community.