SPEAKING: new way to give input

King has launched a new online engagement tool, SPEAKING where residents can get involved in key projects of interest to them. The tool includes surveys, discussion forums, question and answer opportunities. I have attended a couple demonstrations of it and I am impressed. My optimism about the potential is heightened by the experience of other municipalities. Residents often do not have the time to attend council and other meetings; and too often reports are lengthy. The intent of SPEAKING is to make it easier for people to understand the issue and to provide feedback. You can access SPEAKING at www.king.ca. I urge you to check it out and register. As you will see the first two projects are village streetscaping and the renewal of the Integrated Community Sustainability Plan.

I received a testimonial about SPEAKING a couple days ago. “Just heard about SPEAKING. I may be the first to sign up. I am registered. Wow, looks like a lot of work went into this. Very informative.”Here is the press release with more information.



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