Often underserved communities and neighborhoods are not as informed as they should be when city-wide, or statewide initiatives are brought before them. This causes votes that are often detrimental to the community. Additionally these communities should be more involved in the Citywide process which also effects them such as Redistricting, Community Plan Development. Through continuous Community Outreach, we ensure our neighborhoods are "at the table".
Voting Registration, state school funding and various outreach efforts such as SANDAG, and other governmental agencies, as well as services wanting to address our community
Civic engagement means working to make a difference in the civic life of our communities and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make that difference. It means promoting the quality of life in a community
To accomplish this, each Civic Engagement component will include neighborhood leadership, voter registration, community capacity building, education on issues that affects each neighborhood.
Committed to helping our neighborhoods to thrive...
Interim Mayor Todd Gloria listening to neighborhood concerns
Live-able wage issues being addressed
Small group problem solving exercises
Resident Leadership Academy
Major Projects we are currently addressing involves Community Engagement:
- Crime Free Multi-family housing programs...
- Community Outreach efforts
Civic Engagement is about the "process" of addressing community issues by empowering the Neighborhood to solve our own problems.
It does't matter what the issue is, civic engagement is about including residents to learn about issues and developing a plan of action to address those issues.