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Open Up Long Beach Community Meeting
I have launched OpenUpLongBeach.com - a website and a project to make the City of Long Beach more open, transparent and collaborative with its residents.

From the White House with the "Open Government Initiative" to States and cities across the US, more and more levels of government understand the need to create an unprecedented level of openness, transparency and public participation to strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in government.

Now Long Beach has an opportunity to engage its residents on what can be done to truly make the City the most open, transparent and collaborative local government in the US.
This process will not only encourage and ensure more citizen participation in local government but will spur creative, entrepreneurial businesses as it has done in several other cities where open government was launched.

The first meeting will be held on Monday, February 6, at 6:30pm in the El Dorado Community Center. Participants will review what some other cities are doing to open their local governments and to brain storm about what needs to be done in Long Beach. 
 
Sincerely,
 
Gerrie
Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske

 

First Meeting
Open Up Long Beach
A project to make the City of Long Beach more open, transparent and collaborative with its residents.
 
Monday, February 6, 2012
6:30pm
El Dorado Community Center
2800 Studebaker Road
 
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Office of Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske
City of Long Beach
333 W. Ocean Blvd., 
Long Beach, California 90802