It was great to finally meet Tony (I guess it says something about me if I'm "important' enough to lure him out of his mom's basement). But it's more exciting to be a part of the amazing things that are happening with the Internet.
I've said over and over that my number-one priority is to increase citizen satisfaction with City government. Well, one area where we're not satisfied is in the way City leaders communicate with regular folks (or, more accurately, the way they don't).
- 72.7 percent of Kansas Citians are not satisfied with how City leaders are keeping them informed about what's going on.
- 83.2 percent of Kansas Citians are not satisfied with how City leaders have engaged the public in decision making.
- 79 percent of Kansas Citians are not satisfied with the leadership of the Mayor and City Council.
One way we can change this is by communicating with folks in the ways we're already communicating with each other. And this means not only that City leaders need to get in there and start blogging too, but that we need to help bloggers to get more and better information so that they can be more effective in spreading their message.
(BTW, Tony, LOVE George Clinton track!)