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Citizen Engagement

Our country was founded on the fundamental principle of Democracy and valuing the voice of the people. As such, it is imperative for us as a City to provide a way in which citizens are able to provide their input, learn about the latest happenings with the City, and more. As Council Member, I will value transparency in our city government, and will eagerly listen to everyone’s concerns about issues that the Council considers.

Citizen Advisory Councils

  • Citizen Advisory Councils (CAC) were an inefficient/ineffective attempt to engage the people of Raleigh in the civic process.

    • Such groups only benefited those who attended (specifically those who had the time, money, and inclination to attend).

 

A City Government for All

  • Consider implementing projects that aim to inform and gain interest about city government from younger people.

    • Work with the City’s Office of Community Engagement to seek a program that aims to inform high school-aged students about the importance of city government.

  • Examine the plausibility of making information more accessible to the public

    • Send mailers and/or door-knockers to properties that will be directly impacted by rezonings to inform them of public hearing dates.

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