Driving Civic Engagement
Councilman Kersey is committed to creating an environment at City Hall that encourages civic engagement through open data and public input.
Open data is about bringing government closer to the people via technology. The City has a wealth of knowledge locked up in its computers. By putting that data online and making it searchable by the public, others can develop applications and tools that will help create a more engaged citizen.
Mark values the input of every citizen and has a robust public input program that makes him accessible via social media and in person. His quarterly Twitter Q&A allows citizens to ask questions directly in a virtual public setting. Mark also sits on the San Diego Foundation's Civic Engagement Vision Action Team.