local government

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum wants to see more participation in local government. He’s launched a survey to get feedback on the city’s numerous advisory boards.

Citizen Advisory Committees allow individuals to engage with City Hall on a number of issues to effectively conduct business in City Hall.  The survey asks residents to identify areas of interest—like arts and culture, ethics and transportation the hope being, Community Relations Coordinator Jamie Van Pelt says, more people will get involved in local government.

The urban planning group Imagine Tallahassee is ready for public input, and they’re taking it during forums on Monday evening and on Tuesday. The group wants to hear from as many city residents as possible as they work toward a vision for Tallahassee’s future.

Imagine Tallahassee is a private group that plans to make suggestions to local officials after seven months of interactive events. John Fernsler is with the urban planning firm Wallace, Roberts and Todd, who are putting on the community forums.