Why create this site?
The purpose of online community engagement platform is to improve the City Council's decision-making process by taking in a broader range of perspectives from the community. With the convenience, it ensures more voices have a seat at the table.
Since implementing our new website design in 2018, we have seen increasing public participation in online public input surveys. By creating a community engagement platform, we have an accessible, visible space where residents and city staff can openly communicate.
In which situations will Savannah engage the community?
We will use this platform to assist City staff with the decision making process in ongoing initiatives brought forth by City Council.
In the past, City Council has asked the public to comment on decisions from naming the cultural art center to proposals involving parking and zoning. The participation from residents has been crucial in Council's decision making process.