Make Local Government Work Better
According to a 2018 DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey, only 40% of Stamford residents believe that our local government does a good job of being responsive. This is unacceptable. Governments work on behalf of the people and taking input and feedback from residents into account cannot be seen as a mere political checkmark, but must be a key component to good governance. As mayor, strengthening constituent services and improving communication with Stamford residents would be of the utmost priority. I will focus on the following initiatives:
Lifting up voices from all communities and prioritizing diversity with appointments, boards, and commissions.
Improving our methods for listening and responding to Stamford residents when they express concerns.
Proactively seeking input from Stamford residents in every neighborhood on how local government can better serve them.