List proposed bylaws on City website while allowing for comments and polling

As the internet provides access to information to the broader population and has great potential to facilitate a dialogue between the entire public, all decisions facing City council should be posted on its website with the opportunity for comment and polling. Such website would be consistent with creating a participatory democracy. The fact that Vancouver's favorite bird received more votes than the City Mayor and councilors did in the last election suggests that web engagement is essential to a community-engaged democracy.

Also, as younger generations rely increasingly on the internet and social media and generally participate less in civic affairs than older generations, their engagement would be encouraged through such a forum.

While community consultation remains at the heart of the Green vision, the provision of an additional or alternative way to access and discuss information would be a benefit. 

Such a forum should also show how City councilors voted on each issue, which would assist voters in deciding on whom to vote for and would encourage accountability.

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Policy ideas: List proposed bylaws on City website while allowing for comments and polling
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