Since mounting my historic campaign in 2009, I promised an unprecedented degree of openness in my administration and I have continued to deliver on that promise.
Through the use of social media, cable access television, and being available to our local media outlets, I have provided significant amounts of information regarding all aspects of governance. I feel it is imperative to have a local government that is in touch with the citizens of our community, whether they’ve lived here all their lives or are new arrivals.
I have proven that City Hall is an open book. My administration has published the City and School budgets online, strengthened boards and commissions by insisting on their autonomy, and provided forums for City Councilors to make them more aware of City processes (notably the budget). Though these actions, your City Councilors, City Hall, and myself are highly accountable, transparent, and available to constituents.