Transparent Government and Resident Involvement in City Decisions
During my first term, we improved transparency for our residents and made information about the city more readily available. We started live streaming city council meetings and expanded notification requirements for neighborhood development projects. But we can do more! For example, let’s create an interactive budget website so residents can see where dollars are spent more easily. And let’s post campaign contributions online in easy to read formats.
Additionally, we need to engage residents in every city decision. For example, residents should have an opportunity to provide input to the City Council on things like traffic safety and park development. We need to do more to encourage and welcome resident participation and input.