YourFortWorth.org gives power to the people
Posted July 19, 2013
Ok, it’s time the city got serious about grassroots government! If you can’t go to city hall to express your opinions and concerns, at least city hall can come to you.
A short Greek lesson: The word “polis” literally translates to “city” in Greek, but it also stood for citizenship and the city’s body of residents. In ancient Greece, members of the polis would often gather at a central spot in the city and discuss “politics.” Often referred to as the birthplace of democracy, these meetings were a public forum where citizens could voice their opinions.
Since then, however, the typical town hall meeting just doesn’t cut it. People are busy. Most citizens don’t have the time to come to a public hearing and wait for their 3 minutes to speak.
So, now it’s time to introduce Fort Worth’s modern day public forum.
YourFortWorth.org provides residents and city staff an opportunity to share and refine their ideas for improving the city. Residents can post ideas to the site, and those ideas have the potential to be considered as a future city project. Anyone and everyone is welcome to sign up and submit or comment on ideas.
And there’s no shouting into the void here. City councilmembers, city managers and other city officials can have active accounts too, and they’ll contribute as well.
Did I mention there are rewards involved? Well, there are. As if helping your city isn’t incentive enough, site contributors will receive points just for participating in the discussions and ideas. The city will post rewards that can be purchased with the points you’ve earned from time to time.
So what’re you waiting for? Join YourFortWorth.org today, and let’s build this city together.
Betsy Price, a Fort Worth native, was elected as the 44th mayor of the City of Fort Worth June 18, 2011. A successful business owner and lifelong public servant, Price uses this forum to ensure transparency and inform residents of issues and programs that affect their daily lives.
About Mayor Price
Betsy Price, a Fort Worth native, was elected as the 44th mayor of the City of Fort Worth June 18, 2011. Read the mayor's bio »
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