In listening parties and on doorsteps, I've heard your visions for civic engagement.
You want to see Edmontonians participate actively and consistently in decisions that impact their lives.
How are things living up to your visions? You feel that there are not enough opportunities for Edmontonians to participate in decision-making. You want to see the input you provide go somewhere meaningful. You want consultation to be more than seeking feedback.
How we'll strengthen civic engagement
The City recently created a new public engagement policy and procedure, supported by the Office of Public Engagement. If elected as your Ward 11 Councillor, I will work with you to bring your ideas to life. I want to see greater collaboration, beyond mere consultation, with communities in decisions such as planning and development. I want to see the City treat communities more as a partner than simply an audience, providing support to navigate complicated systems of planning. We will work together to increase diversity of representation in civic committees, and take intentional effort to reach out to those who have barriers to participation, to ensure that everyone’s voice is heard.
Like what you're reading?
Find out how Keren Tang will connect, engage and transform Ward 11.
Connect with me!
I have learned a lot from these conversations, but there are many more people who I haven’t yet heard from. In the coming weeks and months, I will be hosting more listening parties. If you would like to attend one, sign up for our email list to receive news about attending one. Or volunteer to host one.
I will also be going door-to-door throughout Ward 11, and I look forward to meeting even more of my neighbours and continuing to learn about what matters most to you. I welcome your help if you would like to join my team by volunteering or donating.
If you see me or my campaign team in your neighbourhood, come and say hello. I’d love to meet you and discuss how we can work together to make Ward 11 a place you delight to live.