Because the Clerk’s office receives all communications and petitions from the public and conveys that information to the City Council, it is the job of the Clerk to help the people raise their voices and ensure that their voices are heard. Making government procedures transparent and intelligible to the public ultimately matters very little if the public is unable to access government resources. Every resident of Evanston deserves to have equal access to their elected officials.
As Clerk Stephanie aims to make finding government resources easy and efficient by:
- Creating partnerships with institutions like the Evanston Public Library to increase access to technology. Stephanie’s goal is to ensure all Evanston residents have access to technology and hotspots whenever they wish to attend city council meetings.
- Prioritizing technology training so that residents understand how to reach their government online and can successfully:
- navigate the programs they need to access meetings
- learn how to submit public comments online if you can not attend a meeting.
- sign up for live public comments online
- Increase access to government resources in languages other than English and bring government education to Evanston’s historically underserved communities
- Reorganizing the City Clerk’s section of the City of Evanston website to streamline information and make it faster to access
- Offering mobile Clerk’s Office services in our community centers