It has been a top priority of my Administration to create a government that is more transparent, accessible, and responsive to residents. I believe this is essential to creating greater public trust in our government institutions. We’ve worked towards this goal in a number of different ways.
We completely transformed phila.gov, our City’s website, making it more user-friendly with easy access to hundreds of City services on a single platform, with improved readability, and greater language accessibility.
After conducting a comprehensive resident survey to better understand the needs and concerns of Philadelphians, we learned how residents wanted their city government to operate and provide better city services. The results of this survey helped inform my budget decisions and investments in city infrastructure, education, public safety, and more.
We’ve also facilitated greater transparency and data sharing by releasing dozens of open data sets for the first time, including data on the salaries of City employees. Additionally, we’ve strengthened the oversight capabilities of the Office of the Inspector General to help ensure that taxpayer dollars are being used responsibly across all City departments.
These are just some of the improvements we’ve made in this regard during my first term. I’m always open to hearing from residents about how we can continue to make local government more transparent, accessible, and responsive.