Governance

Transparent, Responsive and Respectful Governance – Our City government must be transparent and thorough in its workings, actively listen to citizens’ concerns, be respectful of residents, fellow council members and staff, and leverage the expertise and experience of Rye residents. It must not hide from FOIL requests, misuse executive sessions, berate minority view Council members, be discourteous to citizens, block public access with excessive claims of attorney-client privilege and pre-determine Council decisions off the dais.  Our City government must not shrink from citizen expressions of need/concern and must involve citizens with appropriate interest and expertise in assessing problems and solutions.