Politician Greeting Children

JACOB'S VISION ON

CIVIC

ENGAGEMENT

Transparency in government is essential in ensuring civic engagement. Unfortunately, people do not trust the elected officials chosen to represent them. It is our responsibility to change this. All voices should be included in the development and drafting of public policy. We must develop a system in which our residents can hold our government and elected officials accountable. 

I will: 

  • Commit to releasing quarterly reports which will inform each resident on the work and progress of programs and initiatives that I want to deliver. 

  • Commit to having virtual town hall meetings (even post COVID-19 pandemic) so that all members of the community can attend. 

  • Commit to establishing a committee tasked with incorporating community members in the development and drafting of policy (through focus groups, surveys, and interviews).