In Weekend 1, participants learned about the roles and responsibilities of different levels of government, assessed qualities of good local government, and assessed the strengths and challenges of the current structure of government, electoral processes, and public participation efforts in the City of Red Wing. Participants ended the weekend by selecting ideas to learn more about related to electoral processes and public participation efforts from other cities around the country.
The second weekend of the Red Wing Citizens Assembly ran June 23-25.
On Day 1, participants evaluated their current structure of government and offered recommendations for maintaining or strenthening those structures.
On Day 2, participants considered four proposals to strengthen their electoral system. They identified benefits of each, as well as items to consider if they implemented that proposal or idea in Red Wing. At the end of the day, participants chose two proposals to consider further: Ranked Choice Voting and Strengthened Financial Disclosure Requirements.
Day 3 followed the same pattern as Day 2, with a focus on strengthening public participation in the City of Red Wing. At the end of the day, participants chose two proposals to consider further: Digital Public Engagement and Better Public Meetings.
In the final weekend, participants refined and evaluated their structure of government recommendations, developed and finalized their electoral processes and public participation recommendations, and drafted the "Red Wing Citizens Assembly Summary Report," beginning with the group’s “Statement to Our Community.
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