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A City Website: Bridging the Gap Between Local Government Accountability and Community Engagement.
Democracy isn't broken.
It just needs help. Even with the budget cuts, the sticky issues, the fighting-mad residents, I still believe that. It’s not easy, but when citizens and public servants get on the same page, we can move mountains. I’ve had a front-row seat for it, every week for the last three years.
But I expect more from our city.
Our Parks and Rec staff is hovering at six when the work calls for nine. The Commission wants major community input on the smoking ordinance, but we see the same riled-up (and noisy) residents at every meeting. People constantly complain there’s not enough parking downtown.
I don’t serve in spite of these battles; I serve because of them. Struggles lead to greatness. And I expect our city to be great.
Our IT staff says a new city website could help us get there. I hope they’re right.