Dear Friends and Supporters:
Good government is transparent government. When government is accessible and unstinting in its disclosures, the more informed and engaged is its citizenry. Good government and an engaged citizenry can solve intractable problems.
The Moving Harrison Forward team does not believe in “spin” nor in sweeping things under the rug. Rather, our approach centers on making forthright and clear communications in a manner convenient for you.
This means upgrading and expanding the town government’s website to be your first stop for all things Harrison. Online completion and submission of required forms must be the norm. To the maximum extent possible, hardcopy paper forms should be eliminated.
No one should be required to submit Freedom of Information Act (FOIL) requests for information that she or he is entitled to. In unusual instances where a FOIL request is unavoidable, you will be able to submit one online.
We intend to minimize the discussion of public business behind closed doors. While laws authorize a town board to conduct executive sessions under certain circumstances, there is no requirement that it do so. These laws clearly indicate that a town board may discuss the matter in public if it opts to.
The town’s social media footprint and content will be made more robust so that you have an official source of truthful and relevant information about your town.
We will maintain a schedule of walk-in office hours in Town Hall so that you can share your ideas and concerns with your mayor and other town board members.
We know that many residents have scant time to spare on town affairs. Our goal is to provide easy-to-find, digestible information in ways convenient to you.
The priorities and decisions of your elected officials should never be an enigma. The Moving Harrison Forward team of Frank Gordon for Mayor, and Rachel Berkey and Adam Weiner for Town Board, will champion transparent and accessible government.
More information on the Moving Harrison Forward team can be found at www.movingharrisonforward.com.
Please help support our campaign by donating through our website or through https://secure.actblue.com/donate/mhf.
Frank, Rachel and Adam
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