Thursday, March 31, 2022

Richardson's Public Engagement is Broken

Active Transportation Plan Landing Page Clip.
Credit: City of Richardson


On March 2, 2022, I attended an open house run by the City of Richardson requesting input on its Parks and Open Space Master Plan and its Active Transportation Plan. (defined below.) Smart move. Have two public input sessions in one place.

These are sessions in which our knowledgeable, professional staff and paid consultants take input directly from the public.  
When entering the bounds of the Richardson Heights Recreation Center Gymnasium, I noticed that the staff and consultants outnumbered the public in attendance. The people using the gym equipment in the next room outnumbered the people in attendance. What went wrong? 
More after the jump.