Tell Germantown what you think | People
Submitted by the city of Germantown
Germantown’s Open City Hall, a new online program used to solicit citizen input and feedback on important city topics, is making it easy for residents to connect with the Board of Mayor and Aldermen. The first question, “what do you think would make Germantown a better place to live,” closed on Wednesday. Forty-three participants posted suggestions on topics including sidewalks, restaurants, trash cans, the need for a botanic garden and more. Nineteen comments addressed schools. All were complied into a report that was distributed to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen.
A second question, concerning the planned expansion of Germantown Community Library, is open for discussion now. Comments from the first question are available for review but new comments cannot be posted.
Open City Hall is accessible from the city’s website at www.germantown-tn.gov/opencityhall and allows individuals to make comments and suggestions and read what other people are saying. City officials will read the statements and consider them in their decision process. The forum continues the City’s efforts to provide additional opportunities for citizen interaction and engagement. For help registering, contact Stacey Ewell at email@example.com or 751-7559.
The Open City Hall program was developed by Peak Democracy, a non-partisan company based in California, whose mission is to broaden civic engagement and build public trust in government. About 20 other cities are using Open City Hall including Palo Alto, CA, and Salt Lake City UT. Germantown is the first municipality in Tennessee to use Open City Hall.