Allen Swanson. 2020 Write in for Borough Council
The Participation Plan
I plan to advocate for the following reforms in how government functions in New Providence. I call it my Participation Plan. The Participation Plan is designed to improve communication between the citizens and our leaders, to increase transparency of government, to make government pro-active in seeking input from citizens and more. Here are some specifics:
Publish up-dates on issues anticipated on future agendas
Review and update all Web and Media Pages
Schedule Town Hall sessions
Respond to all citizen correspondence in writing Correspondence is currently only mentioned at Council meetings.
Publish minutes of meetings within one week At this time, they are up to three months behind.
Put citizen input early in meeting agendas At this time, it is near the conclusion of the meetings. Forces those wishing to speak to wait.
Solicit citizen input on resolutions At this time none is required or solicited.
Explanation of resolutions included on agendas
Written summaries of Advisory input
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