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Clearly, an enormous amount of work produced this handbook. Its motivating impetus; that is, explaining to citizens how to engage their government, is commendable.

Missing, however, is a sharper delineation of its theme: Our city government needs citizen input to properly fulfill its purpose.

Consequently, I urge the opening sentence in the introduction be edited to make indisputably clear that the city government belongs to its citizens and exists to serve our needs. To effectively perform this core mission, our public servants need advice and guidance from those whom they serve.

My suggested opening sentence follows:

"This Handbook explains how citizens of Alexandria can make their voice and views heard. Both are essential to ensure our city government is response to its those whom it is dedicated to serve and whose taxes make possible the city services intended to enhance the delight of residing, working and enjoying our historic and beautiful port city, Alexandria"

Jimm Roberts (373) | User | September 11, 2013 - 11:14 AM | Civic Engagement Handbook Comment Board

Jimm Roberts (user 373) - Comments by Board

Civic Engagement Handbook Comment Board

Clearly, an enormous amount of work produced this handbook. Its motivating impetus; that is, explaining to citizens how to engage their government, is commendable.

Missing, however, is a sharper delineation of its theme: Our city government needs citizen input to properly fulfill its purpose.

Consequently, I urge the opening sentence in the introduction be edited to make indisputably clear that the city government belongs to its citizens and exists to serve our needs. To effectively perform this core mission, our public servants need advice and guidance from those whom they serve.

My suggested opening sentence follows:

"This Handbook explains how citizens of Alexandria can make their voice and views heard. Both are essential to ensure our city government is response to its those whom it is dedicated to serve and whose taxes make possible the city services intended to enhance the delight of residing, working and enjoying our historic and beautiful port city, Alexandria"

Jimm Roberts (373) | User | September 11, 2013 - 11:14 AM