29 Jan Government Transparency is Key to City of Stonecrest’s Success
By Diane Daniels Adoma
Public Service is clearly not for the weak and faint of heart.
Many have disconnected from the legislative process and simply are not interested. However, the runoff election for Stonecrest Districts 5, 4 and 2 generated some unprecedented results with almost a 12% increase in voter return. Albeit, when this increase is compared to the total number of registered voters, this is still unacceptable. Therefore this cannot be defined as aggressive citizen engagement.
Transparency was a key promise of my pre-election platform and remains a critical component of my current office agenda. Stonecrest citizens and stakeholders are firmly protected when the government is operating in an open environment subject to public scrutiny and criticism. While many arguments can be made to the contrary, open government is essential to the preservation of a democratic society.
I strongly believe that governmental Transparency will, hold me accountable and will reduce possible government corruption, bribery and other types of malfeasance that may cause our city embarrassment. Just because it is legal does not necessarily mean the official should take action.