As of today, The Florentine will be hosting an innovative new column, Write the Mayor, in collaboration with Florence's 'first citizen', Matteo Renzi. Write the Mayor is an initiative that was suggested by the mayor himself, as he wishes to initiate a lively dialogue with the English-speaking community in Florence. The new column will give readers of The Florentine a chance to send Mayor Renzi your questions and thoughts; to make suggestions, complaints and critiques; or to discuss pressing local issues that affect daily life in Florence. In turn, every two weeks, the mayor will respond to readers' most pertinent questions in the pages of The Florentine. This column will be exclusive to our publication and will address news and views of specific interest to the English-speaking community in Florence.