Accountability to Taxpayers & Voters
It is a truism in business and government that better decisions are made when more people are involved. From policing to snow removal to maintaining our parks and open spaces, all West Orange residents deserve a voice in public policy and setting budget priorities that reflects our values. Accountability means going beyond posting the council agenda on a website. Accountability requires a commitment to inclusion and community involvement. This means holding more than one hearing (giving more residents an opportunity to present their views) before voting on policy and budget items. It means opening all council hearings to our broader community in real-time online and conducting public forums outside of council hearings.
As Councilman, I’ll make communication of public policy proposals a priority. I’ll take discussion of issues to West Orange civic and community organizations, media outlets and other public forums. An informed public makes the best decisions.