Citizen Outreach

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Oct 17, 2011 No Comments ›› bdetrick7

Before I was elected to the Elk Grove City Council, as Chairperson of Elk Grove Coalition Advocating Proper Planning, and in concert with Elk Grove Community Connection, we put on over 15 summit meetings on issues pertinent to our community.  

Public outreach is even important now that I am on the city council. It is important to bring people together outside of the formal public hearing process through town hall meetings.  Throughout the last three years, I have partnered on meetings that involve the civic center, the proposed charter, the sphere of influence, and the proposed sports complex.

In open forums, we often find we have more in common. These informal efforts have provided me with even more insight into how best to govern.  Success, as an elected official, occurs in communities where there is communication and ongoing public outreach.