The Mayor’s Engaged City Task Force released its final report today, outlining ways that Vancouver City Hall can improve voter turnout, enhance consultation, and better engage with newcomers and new immigrants across the city. It also includes suggestions for what Vancouver residents can do to make Vancouver a more engaged city.
“The final report from the Engaged City Task Force provides a roadmap for enhancing civic involvement in Vancouver, covering everything from voter turnout to reaching out to new immigrants,” said Mayor Gregor Robertson. “Being a truly engaged city is a worthy goal, and I want to thank the Task Force for their efforts to research and recommend ways that Vancouver can achieve that goal.
“As Mayor, I’ve heard the concerns people have raised over how City Hall engages with residents. There’s no question we can do better. That’s why we’re pursuing new initiatives, like a Citizens’ Assembly in Grandview Woodland, to empower neighbourhoods in the planning process. It’s just one example of how we can build a stronger, more engaged city.”