Friday, January 16, 2015

Tell the mayor about your ideas and issues in the city: town meeting Saturday


Muriel Bowser has just assumed office, and DC Vote, the Urban Institute and other groups want her to hear your voice. They've organized the Talking Transition initiative with  atown meeting to gather feedback and present it to her, her aides and city agency heads.

The meeting is this Saturday from 9am-3pm at the Convention Center (RSVP here). Here's more from the organizers. To me, the near part is that it will shared and discussed with the Mayor and her staff, so your opinions are going right to the top. A great way to get your voice heard.
Event Date: 
Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
During this time of transition in our city, it’s important that District residents come together and help create a common vision for our future. Join us for an interactive, high tech Town Meeting that will bring together hundreds of residents from all eight wards to talk about the important issues facing Washington, DC.
  • Learn about the various challenges facing our city
  • Help identify priorities for the new administration
  • Talk in small groups with residents from all eight wards of the District
  • Generate ideas about how we can assure our local government works for all of us
The Town Meeting is hosted by the National Institute for Civil Discourse and is part of a larger series of Talking Transition DC events. Other groups involved with Talking Transition DC include DC Working Families, DC Vote, the Urban Institute and Public Engagement Associates.  
Topics for the day will include the major issues facing the District of Columbia: jobs, education, public safety and housing.  
A preliminary report of ideas that are generated and the polls that are taken will be available at the end of the Town Meeting. This report will be handed out to all participants as well as media representatives.  
A full report of all results will be prepared in the week after the Town Meeting and presented to Mayor Bowser as well as all of her key aides and recently appointed heads of relevant city agencies. 
Photo by Crystal N. Davis

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