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Give the The City Of Williamsburg a Shout Out ! Engage and Be Heard

The City of Williamsburg has launched Williamsburg Open Forum, an online program to solicit citizen input and feedback on the City’s FY 2011 Budget. The program is accessible from the city’s website at www.williamsburgva.gov/OpenForum  and allows individuals to make comments and suggestions and read what other people are saying.
City officials will read the statements and incorporate them into their decision process.  The Online Open Forum continues the City’s efforts to expand its online presence to provide more opportunities for citizen interaction and engagement.

“The current ‘Great Recession’ presents significant challenges to our City’s budget, and decisions and choices will have to be made that affect every citizen,” said Jack Tuttle, City Manager.  “Although we have many methods of gathering input, such as council meetings and work sessions, email, personal contact, we wanted to add one more way that citizens’ voices and opinions can be heard. Residents can read what others are saying online and make their own statement on their own schedule from the privacy of their own home.”

The program was developed by Peak Democracy, http://www.peakdemocracy.com, a non-partisan company based in California, whose mission is to broaden civic engagement and build public trust in government. Other cities using Peak Democracy include Sacramento, California; and State College, Pennsylvania. Peak Democracy provides moderation, authentication, support and privacy services. The City participated in a previous pilot project with Peak Democracy during the Biennial Goals, Initiatives & Outcomes Review in 2008. 

Background materials about the budget are posted online at the Forum
and the Finance Department web page.   The FY 2011 Proposed Operating
Budget will be delivered to Council March 19.  Council Work Sessions are March 22 and 23, 2010, at the Municipal Building. Other opportunities for public comment include a City Council Public Hearing on April 8 and Council Work Sessions on April 12 -13.  Council Work Sessions are March 22-23, 2010.  A complete Budget Calendar is available on the city website.
The city’s partnership with Peak Democracy is a result of its membership in the Alliance for Innovation (www.transformgov.org), an international partnership of municipalities, management associations, educators and corporations whose mission is to transform local government and advance community excellence through the discovery and application of leading ideas and practices. 

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