A Great Tool To Improve Community Engagement
Recently I submitted a public comment to the City of San Diego Planning Commission, and I was struck by how easy this is. Check out the Planning Commission Public Comment form. After providing some basic contact info and information about the item I wished to comment on, there was additional space to leave a comment or attach comments as a longer document.
Wouldn't it be great if Solana Beach made it this easy for the public to submit comments about an upcoming workshop or city council meeting? Rather than having to find the instructions in a dense meeting agenda or figure out who you need to send an email too and what information you need to provide, the city should improve its tools to make it easier for the public to be an active participant in the decision-making process. The San Diego Planning Commission tool demonstrates just how easy this could be.
If elected to City Council, one of my main goals is to increase engagement and improve transparency - read more about my position on this important goal.